Of Tamers & Toys [Saturday Round-Up]

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We can’t possibly cover everything so on Saturdays we will be bringing you the best of link round-ups. For our inaugural week we have quite a mix!

  • Sofia the Lion Tamer

    This Australian girl has become a Youtube sensation by now for staring down the King of the Jungle, but we also applaud The Mary Sue.Com for highlighting how sexist the commentator’s opinions on the video were. Next time, maybe someone will just say “I’d have wet myself like a little kid."

  • New Fire from Cherrie Moraga

    A new theater piece looks at the voice of the Mexican-American woman by highlighting one woman's spiritual quest at 52.

  • What Women Did in Online Video in 2011

    Digital Chick TV is a site that helps highlight the best in women-produced and created online videos. They gave their 2011 round up so hopefully you, too, can discover series you’d love to see and will discover new talent out there.

  • Should the World of Toys Be Gender-Free?

    Peggy Orenstein takes a look at one London store’s decision to go for more neutral color scheme in its toy aisles, eschewing the traditional and limiting pink and blue design. While this may be progress, she also explores the risk of a more troubling trend brewing with LEGO’s “Friends Collection,” which is blatantly marketed to girls from the pink color scheme to the “variety” of activities to enjoy like going to the beauty shop or shopping at the mall.

  • Seven Women Who Shaped the World in 2011

    From Angela Merkel to Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, it’s been a big year for women leaders and for women affecting change in the economy, peace processes and abroad. Here, The Christian Science Monitor picks their top seven women of the year. Time, please take note that these are women who got to a list by what they’ve done and not whom they’ve married.

Is there a link to something great we missed this week? Please feel free to add favorite links of your own below in the comments!

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