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Monday, May 21, 2007

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luolin

Flea read it and reviewed it at Feministe (and cited some particularly objectional parts in the comments.
http://www.feministe.us/blog/archives/2007/05/17/dangerous-book-for-boys/

Basically, the boys vs. girls ideology of the authors sucks, but the how-to parts are mostly great and capable of entertaining a child for hours.

Hers was the first review I read of the book and I thought it set up the basic issues fairly well. (Commenters took her to task for assuming most girls wouldn't be put off by the title, though.)

PA

I would be all for the book if the title was "The Dangerous Book for Boys and Girls." Would that be so hard? Rough and tumble play is about celebrating being a KID, not just being a BOY.

grrr

Elizabeth

Mine?

Emma Jane

Bingo, Elizabeth!

At first it translated as a general "I want...," but I think she's narrowed the meaning quite a bit...

Jody

If it helps ease your conscience, I did scan the book for a longish period of time in the bookstore. It wasn't just the title, by far -- the editorial content about "what boys want" and "who boys are" and "how you're different from girls" could have been extracted wholesale from a 1950s boys' magazine.

Elizabeth is much more clever than me. Of course "I want/mine" makes perfect sense in retrospect, but I was clueless.

Ah, I miss toddlers....

Mark Vane

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