Tag Archive: children

Mar 06 2013

Sophia Investigates The Good News Club

Still not a lot of time to spread around. However, I did have enough time during work today to listen at least to this documentary. And damn but it’s scary. Indoctrinating youth before they have a chance to start questioning this nonsense is obviously the best way to ensure you create life-long believers. If you …

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Oct 14 2012

Some pinkification I can live with… for now

An image of GoldieBlox, which consists of a picture book opened to a page with an illustrated blonde engineer lady saying "Ahem! Listen up!" and a set of pegs and spools arranged in a star pattern with a ribbon running between them to form a conveyor/pulley system operated by crank.

A while back, someone on Twitter pointed me to this GoldieBlox Kickstarter project, excited that finally, someone was doing something to get young girls interested in engineering. In amongst the glut of male-targeted building toys like K’nex and Erector Sets and LEGO, there’s hardly any such thing for girls. None of these toys are inherently …

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Mar 19 2012

Dads to Huggies: “We’re no dummies”.

Huggies Diapers stepped in it bigtime recently, by pulling the same stereotyped crap about single dads you get from every sitcom and movie involving single parent fathers. Dads protested, and Huggies pulled the odious ads. The “Dad Test” campaign, posted on Facebook and geared towards men, was meant to be funny. The idea behind the …

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Nov 01 2011

FFRF vs Creepy Pastor in Florida

It’s more than a little disturbing to me that this pastor is visiting an elementary school grounds on a weekly basis to lead the wee little kiddies in prayer. Forget the separation of church and state for a moment — what non-scholastic adult visiting an elementary school on a weekly basis shouldn’t get visited by …

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