Read a ****ing book

Sculpture outside of the Urbana Free (and Wonderful!) Library.

Sculpture outside of the Urbana Free (and Wonderful!) Library.

Astute readers and those familiar with my affinity for the coarser aspects of the English (and most other) language(s) will doubtless surmise / probably guess what the asterisks in the title of this post stand for, and I highly recommend ordering your own bookmark (well, it’s a sticker, but let’s be real, I use it as a bookmark). [The link is slightly NSFW – that’s Not Safe For Work or for you if for some misguided reason you aren’t a fan of four letter words.]

ANYHOW, the real purpose of this post and its accompanying title is to direct you to a delightful article by Lisa Bloom, “How to Talk To Little Girls,” in which she suggests:

Try this the next time you meet a little girl. … Ask her what she’s reading. What does she like and dislike, and why? … [G]enerat[e] an intelligent conversation that respects her brain. For older girls, ask her about current events issues: pollution, wars, school budgets slashed. What bothers her out there in the world? … Tell her about your ideas and accomplishments and your favorite books. Model for her what a thinking woman says and does.

I know lots of thinking women who do this very well, but it’s always nice to see a reminder (and in the Huffington Post, ho hum).

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2 Responses to Read a ****ing book

  1. A Yuen says:

    Good article!

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