Keeping the Flame Alive
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for justice and commitment to their communities make the world a better
place for all.
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- Mementos of a Movement: Memorabilia of the suffragist movement
Disney Shrunk the Kids
What's in your child's VCR these days? We asked progressive parents
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
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Author of Girls R.U.L.E. (Berkley, 1998)
Less is more when it comes to videos for my seven-year-old. She can
watch one half-hour per day, but we don't get to this more than once
or twice a week. I keep a small library of half-hour videos. These
include The Magic School Bus series, which are animated, fun,
educational, and science-oriented. There's a great cast of girl and
boy characters, and the girls do as much leading and discovering as
the boys. We only use movies as a treat, about once or twice a month.
We loved The Journey of Natty Gann and The Secret of Roan
Inish. The key is not to actually purchase any of them. It's like
keeping candy in your house: it s tempting, potentially habit-forming,
and bad for you. I also try not to let Fiona make a habit of any movie.
Repetition, soothing as it may be, dulls the brain. Its too easy to
let go of your ideals once you have a kid. But if I m using videos
to buy myself some time, calm down my child, babysit, or satisfy her
demands, thats a problem.
Age 7 (daughter of Kris Lowe)
I watch a lot of science and nature videos. I like learning about
animals. Like there's a lizard who lives in the desert and the only
way he can get water is out of his foot. I learn some really amazing
things. I really liked the movie Gandhi. I'd heard about his
story, so it was exciting to see it. I also like to watch Wishbone.
I like the way they do the dog's voice. Sometimes I say to my mom,
Can I watch another Wishbone? Unless I'm having my nails done
and she wants them to dry, she usually says, "No way." I
sort of agree with her, but I always ask!