Friday, February 1, 2008

Winner of OopsieDazie & Book Giveaway

The winner is #24:

Laura_licious! (at hotmail) -- I'll be sending you an email.

Here's how she answered my question about instilling confidence in girls...

I have a son, and I am due with a girl next month. I just pray that I can instill confidence and strength to her as she grows up!


Some of the comments were really fabulous, take a look.

Some of you asked me what I meant by the Jewish princess reference. It's a not-very-nice ethnic slur...of the "Jewish American Princess". Sexist and also antisemitic. See Wikipedia's article for some more information.

Thanks to everyone who entered!
Come back in March for a Celebrate Women Purim Party, co-hosted by Frume Sarah!

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Thanks to Shannon for hosting the Giveaway Carnival and a big thank you to OopsieDazie for offering the great giveaway. Go buy some of their cute and affordable stuff!!!

2 comments:

Joyce said...

Hi, Phyllis,

Thank you for stopping by my blog to read haiku. I'm pleased to meet you. :)

Kat said...

I didn't think to respond before, but a lot of studies have indicated that women's tendency to value meekness and physical beauty over strength and substance begins with the stories they hear in childhood--specifically fairy tales. I highly recommend you get the book "Tatterhood and Other Stories" by Ethel Johnston Phelps. It's a collection of fairy tales from cultures around the world which feature strong, pro-active heroines. I absolutely fell in love with that book growing up. Also, I believe Phelps has since released a second collection of feminist fairy tales, but I don't know the title off hand.