Kickstartable: #STEMPrincesses Book Project

This week’s Kickstartable spoke to me on many levels. The #STEMPrincesses2 Book Project flies in the face of ridiculous political ads featuring giggling women shopping for a political candidate at a dress shop (say what?). It flies in the face of the ridiculous tshirts that say, “I only date superheroes.” It features girls in a variety of careers and exploring a variety of interests in STEM fields. Yes, that’s right. Girl scientists and mathematicians and engineers — just imagine. Read More Kickstartable: #STEMPrincesses Book Project

Dispatches from Ladyblogland: Did You Read?

Don’t you love living in a time with so many women’s voices talking about lady things? Of course you do!

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The Fall of the Female Protagonist in Kids’ Movies

There was a time, not too long ago, when two-dimensional, hand-drawn animation and computer-generated cartoons existed side-by-side. Every fall, sometime around Thanksgiving, Pixar and Disney would collaborate and release a family comedy featuring anthropomorphic creatures or objects rendered with state-of-the-art computer graphics. Read More The Fall of the Female Protagonist in Kids’ Movies

Why Does Kate Middleton (And Her Famous Hair) Appeal to Americans?

Whether Americans care about Prince William’s impending nuptials is an ever-changing story, at least as reported by the press. One day, we uncouth commoners just can’t get enough of Ms. Kate Middleton aka the future Princess of Wales aka the long-term future Queen Catherine VI. The next day we’re being our cheeky, revolutionary selves, not giving a damn about such an “outdated” and “silly” tradition as, pfft, monarchy. Read More Why Does Kate Middleton (And Her Famous Hair) Appeal to Americans?