To her fans, Lisa Frank is almost as mythical a figure as her beloved unicorn. For women in their twenties, thirties, and forties, Frank’s name alone conjures up a specter of koala bears clinging to rainbow-flavored ice-cream cones, neon tiger cubs frolicking with surfing penguins, and, of course, majestic unicorns prancing before a swirl of hearts and stars. But the company is now a shadow of what it once was, and its fall from graceâa story of scandal, greed, and abuseâis in stark contrast to its shiny, happy aesthetic.
I feel like “Lisa Frank exposé” is the Jezebeliest thing.
By the time you read this, we’ll be gone. Well, actually, we haven’t been around for a while now, but you’re probably just noticing that now. This might come as a surprise to you, but we’re not coming back.
I wrote about how my boobs left me after I had a baby.
“Kelly calls herself “a flaming liberal” and a feminist, too. “I want my daughter to be able to do anything she wants,” she says. “But I also want to say, ‘Have a career that you can walk away from at the drop of a hat.’ ””—
— From the “Feminist Housewife” piece in New York.
1.) If you want your daughter to “do anything she wants” why do you need to qualify it with anything? Shouldn’t the statement just end there? Isn’t this whole piece about how you can be a housewife and a feminist because it was your choice? So do you want to stay home or not? Because when you add a caveat like that, it would appear that you don’t.
2.) This kind of bullshit is exactly what shapes the gender biases that we internalize when we’re little and holds us back when we’re grown.
3.) If you’re really a feminist, give the same career advice to your son.