7.19.2008

The Most Important Parenting Panel at BlogHer 08

If you're a parent, then you have a critical perspective on media and sexuality, whether you know it or pretend you don't. That is why I think Laurie Toby Edison led the most important parenting* panel at BlogHer08: Mirrors: Ours, The Media’s, Our Cultures’ and Our Kids’. Laurie's moderation, combined with the crazy-smart and articulate contributions of panelists Tracee Sioux of Empowering Girls: So Sioux Me, Kelly Wickham of Mocha Momma, and Glennia Campbell of The Silent I (also Mom-o-crats and Kimchi Mamas), plus the audience participation, resulted in a provocative conversation relevant to every last parent you know.

Please check out Debbie Notkin's comprehensive transcript of the the session.

Favorite quote, from Kelly Wickham: "My ass is *revered* in my culture!"

*"Mommyblogging" is as loaded -- though not equivalent to -- the word "cunt," and I avoid it. "Mommy" is what my kids call me, and in my opinion is a term used by children, not by adults who take each other's work seriously.

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