Category Archives: things I read on the internet

Gender traditionalism leaves so little for girls

The other day I posted about Disney’s worries that fairytale princesses are unappealing to boys. Another reminder came today that they are also unappealing to girls. Viv Groskop writes in the Guardian about trying to take her 3-year-old daughter on a feminist journey: Despite my best efforts, my three-year-old daughter Vera hasn’t exactly been celebrating […]

Tangled up in Disney

It’s hardly surprising that after so much marketing of fairytales to girls that boys might feel included. With so much emphasis on Princesses and fairies, wings and glitter and a sea of pink is it surprising that boys, and undoubtedly a number of girls too, are turned off?

Things I read on the internet

The Guardian asked writers for their ten rules for writing (part one and part two available here). I like lots of bit and pieces of advice and might take one rule from each author. But overall I liked this advice the best: Ian Rankin 1 Read lots. 2 Write lots. 3 Learn to be self-critical. […]