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News Roundup: Zaftig Swedish Mannequins, Retro Housewives

 All the parenting news you probably didn’t have time to read this week.

-Dispute at a Colorado school over which bathroom a transgendered 6-year-old has the right to use. (New York Times)

-Maurice Sendak was a lovable but surly old man. In his blistering, bizarre final interview hear what he has to say about Alec Baldwin, Steven Spielberg, and Meryl Streep (hint: it ain’t pretty). (The New Republic)

-For those of use who like a little more, um, plastic on our mannequins, we bring you these zaftig gems straight from Sweden. (The Washington Post)

-On its cover this week, New York Magazine is reporting on a new “trend” of feminist housewives. When you have time to read the 6,000 word missive, I’m sure you will have strong opinions about it. (
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Deborah Kolben

Deborah Kolben is Editorial Director/Founding Editor of Kveller. She formerly covered education, crime, and real estate at the New York Daily News and The New York Sun before becoming  the city editor of The New York Sun and the managing editor of  the Village Voice.  She has also written for The New York TimesFinancial TimesThe Forward, and Jerusalem Report. She received a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and received an Arthur F. Burns fellowship to report in Germany. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters.

The opinions expressed here are the personal views of the author. Comments are moderated, so use your inside voices, keep your hands to yourself, and no, we're not interested in herbal supplements.

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