My 10 Year Old Son Thinks the Trailers for Brave are Sexist

We don’t talk about sexism an awful lot around here so I was surprised when my ten year old looked at a billboard for Brave and declared it to be sexist. I asked him how it was sexist and got a five minute diatribe about how all the men were made to look stupid and that gender inequality was “from the 1960’s”. Alexander asserted that girls do everything boys do except in sports and that the only reason someone would make a movie like this is to make boys feel …

A Letter to My Son on His 10th Birthday

Dear Sweet Alexander, Ten years ago I was terrified that I didn’t have enough love to go around. I was so afraid of becoming your mother that I thought I’d have to love Jane less in order to love you more. I was so very wrong. In your first minutes of life you taught us all that we were a family. You see before you came on the scene Daddy and I were a couple with a kid. You were our glue. You grounded us and made us a family. …