Category Archives: stereotypes

Batting For the Other Team

The website’s name had already tipped me off – howtoraiseyourboyfriend.com – but the hot pink homepage confirmed it: I’d officially entered Hetero Hell. “Boyfriends need to be raised,” the welcome banner proclaims, “Let us show you how.” And then, the … Continue reading

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Papa Bear

It started with one of those Berenstain Bears books, The Bears’ Christmas – an old-school one from my own childhood in the early 70s, before the advent of feminism and the introduction of the young she-bears, Sister and Honey Bear. … Continue reading

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