My daughter said she wished she was born in the 80s so she could grow up with friends who did stuff instead of living on social media. ? — Tentative Apologist (@RandalRauser) August 19, 2017 My daughter loves Stranger Things (a Netflix television series) and Super 8 (a movie), two period programs set in 1983 and 1979. She loves […]
My Best Halloween Memory Ever. What’s Yours?
When I was growing up my parents owned many vehicles: three Audi 5000s, a Nissan Maxima, a Jeep Wagoneer, a Datsun 210, a Ford Ranger, a Honda Prelude, and so on. Of all those vehicles, there is one I dearly wish I still had in my own driveway: my dad’s 1969 GMC truck with a […]
The day turns to night: on the sexualization of childhood
I first encountered Bratz dolls when my daughter was young and I started spending time in the toy aisles. What the hell?! I said in horror. The doll looks like a prostitute and its being aimed at three year olds. Make up, jewelery, provocative clothing, and, in this case, riding a decidedly phallic banana split seat? What […]