Tuesday, July 19, 2011

How do you Explain Sexism to Children?

A reader recently e-mailed me to ask for advice or resources. I'd love to help her out so please let me know if you have any recommendations!

"I was wondering if you know of any resources that specifically deal with the issue of explaining sexism and street harassment to kids. I have a friend who is always really trapped between A) wanting to say something but not wanting to 1) use harsh language in front of her daughter, 2) not want to put her daughter in danger by saying something/ teaching her to say something and B) not wanting to teach her daughter that it's okay for men to say things to her or her mom on the street. Yeah, I just thought I'd give it a shot to see if you've ever stumbled across anything."