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What is it like to be related to Wonder Woman, and how can I become as awesome as you?

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Related? I mean, nobody’s ever seen the two of us in the same room, so…

Again, I’m pretty average. But I find that choosing to be kind as much as possible goes a long way.

You're creating a 5 book feminist book list, the goal of which is to educate someone who has never heard of feminism. Go! Okay maybe that's not a question. Please?

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I love this question! In no particular order:
  1. Full-Frontal Feminism by Jessica Valenti
  2. Feminism is For Everybody by bell hooks
  3. What You Really, Really Want by Jaclyn Friedman (doubles as a sex ed and sexual health primer)
  4. Whipping Girl by Julia Serrano (super compelling)
  5. FAT!So? by Marilyn Wann

I am the proud father of a beautiful young woman. The list of her attributes and accomplishments is long and impressive. Yet she is not "thick-skinned" enough to let cruel words roll off of her. She is getting better at it, and thankfully she still talks to me about these things. I need to know how to best convey to her all that you said on your TV response to the bully who sent you the cruel email. I guess I just answered my own question. Watch the video with her! LOL

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Word! Also I am not Jennifer Livingston, but I empathize with her.

Also, telling your daughter that she’s smart and wonderful and strong and fabulous doesn’t hurt. Reminding her that people who say cruel things are saying much, much more about themselves than they are about her doesn’t hurt, either.

HOW…do you so perfectly strike that balance between near-superhero and devastatingly human? Seriously. Because spirit animal.

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Spirit animals are appropriative, Paige, GAWD.

I have no idea what you’re talking about. I just do me. And you do you. And if our do’s cross, that’s magical. (inside joke dot gif)