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Cinderella ate my daughter by

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cinderella ate my daughterAfter a career writing about feminism and girls in culture Peggy Orenstein found herself the mother of a girl. And so brought face to face with the practicalities of what she had been theorising about, how to raise a girl to believe in herself and how to try
and avoid the madonna/whore dichotomy. And then her daughter entered her “Disney princess” phase.

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Real Empathy

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

New Scientist report that seeing pain has the same effect on muscles as feeling it. Volunteers were shown videos of a needle being inserted into someone’s hand or foot while electrodes on their skin measured the activity of muscles in their own hands and feet to see if they behaved in the same way as someone actually feeling pain in

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