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and their kids what they watch. The answers might surprise you.
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Women and Venture Capital: Women vie for a place in the world
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Toy Guns, by Lisa Norris
Boy Still Missing, by John Searles
Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich
Women and Popular Music, by Sheila Whiteley
Person: Give Me Shelter
-Columns: Daisy Hernandez, Patricia Smith and Gloria Steinem
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Editor of Breeder: Real-Life Stories from the New Generation of
Mothers (Seal Press, 2001); editor of Hip Mama
Movies aimed at school-age kids are often better than those aimed
at little kids. What is more obscene than Pocahontas? The racism,
the sexism, the worst our culture has to offer is all over cartoon
movies! Maia, who is 11, saw The Little Mermaid and The
Lion King, and I regret it. We liked Stargate and Contact.
The science movies and anthropological mysteries don t contain too
much nightmare material. We saw Charlie's Angels twice. It
s a great martial-arts movie. Maia saw Chicken Run and loved
it. We both saw and loved Antz I really liked its antityranny,
commie theme. I wish the rating system made more sense. The Sixth
Sense was PG-13 with all that creepy imagery! And Erin Brockovich
was rated R. Why? Because she said fuck ? Because kids shouldnt know
that giant corporations don't care whether we live or die? Because
Julia Roberts tits were hanging out? Please! It s great when a story
has a female heroine: Xena: Warrior Princess, Harriet the
Spy, Erin Brockovich. But that's not the most important
thing to me. I want to share stories with my daughter in which she
learns through the actions of the protagonist how to succeed in life,
love and work without hurting anybody.
MAIA JANE SWIFT
Age 11, editor of the zine Inside My Head: Love & Death in 5th
Grade (Ariel Gore s daughter)
I like Sleepy Hollow, Austin Powers, and Clueless.
I think they're scary, funny, and dumb . . . in that order. The only
videos my mom doesn't want me to see are ones that have sexual abuse
or really big fights. I don't agree with her. What I see in movies
doesn't change me. When I was little, I thought Disney movies like
The Little Mermaid and Pocahontas were entertaining.
Now I think they are boring and way too perky. Anyway, I was more
into Xena and Kung Fu movies at that age. Every single 11-year-old
in the country should see Save the Last Dance and Charlie's
Angels. They rock! In Charlie's Angels the girls are stronger
than the boys!