I'm chatting to an office-mate who also has two daughters, and we were wondering whether anyone can recommend a book on raising girls? I'm asking here because I want something which won't raise my feminist hackles... Any thoughts? I'm aware that the world has changed since I went through girl-hood and I'm hoping to find a good reflective book to help me think through how things might be for my two.
The early sexualisation / body image thing is definitely a feminist area of interest, and does pertain to girls.
the role model thing was, I think, in connection with inappropriate crushes distracting the girl and I suppose introducing a sexual element (even if an unformed adolescent type) into a relationship that should be about developing other aspects of her. the female relationship thing was lovely, I thought. Aunties, in particular, to be a non parent but yet pretty parental, that chimed with me from my own youth, and uncles are not the same when it comes to getting to grips with periods and fancying Tom in 3rd yr.
A lot of what he said was common sense and it was lovely to see common sense from a feminist perspective being mainstreamed.
But I guess the examples I gave are all in the teen chapter. The other age groups are all non gender defined common sense. Now I'm riled with him. He pink and blued it for no reason just like a toy shop maximising profits - This was my first time coming across him, didn't know what he said in the Boys book or anywhere else.