Tuesday BARB Up March 7, 2017

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How do you raise a feminist? Do you imbue your daughters and sons with a sense of empowerment, that they can do and be anything they want, that they try, that they try? Do you hand over the dictionary definition–political, economic, and social equality of the sexes–and allow your daughters and sons to navigate around the terrain? How early do you start telling your daughter that if a boy can do the monkey rings so can a girl, which is what I did, and what my daughter, at the age of 7, tells Amy Poehler in this video. Is a child’s feminist awakening something that occurs by way of the parent? It’s possible a world where women and men are of equal value is possible; so much of it is incumbent about the future, the future that is female, the future that is male,the future that is inclusive. So the answer is complex, and yet it comes down to us. And how we write the doctrine that our children can inhabit.

Oh happy day. Chimimanda has a new book out! “I want a world in which we no longer need feminism, because men and women will be equal. And if we’re going to get that world, we need to have as many people as possible on board.”

Female Genital Mutilation Reconstructive surgery is available for those who seek it.

Michelle Obama. Oprah. Beyonce. These three women are the women cited when asked what a Feminist is.

Nevada looking to ratify the ERA.

If you have sex on the regular, you could be a better boss.

Sometimes, when you’re sick, you don’t want to bother people with what’s going on with you.

I love knowing that good things can still happen to people, based on the kindness and generosity of others.

I also love knowing that people do good things, like Chance The Rapper, who just donated ONE MILLION dollars to the public schools of Chicago.

Maybe there’s a way to survive the Trump administration: channel a French woman. “French women know that withholding information is seductive. When an alt-right bro gaslights you, keep some choice expletives in reserve until you get to know each other better. ;)”

Check out my interview with F*ck Love’s Sarah Bennett.

I wash my hair with Davines, Aveda’s Rosemary Mint and a few other things.

And now have a laugh with Kristen Schaal.

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