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News Roundup: Boys Who Wear Dresses & Designer Clothes for Kids

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

The New York Times Magazine asks: What’s so bad about a boy who wants to wear a dress? Gender-variant children are explored in this fascinating article, asking why it’s no big deal for girls to dress like boys, but not the other way around. (NYT)

– We loss some great, entertaining Jews this past week, including This American Life contributer David Rakoff, who died from cancer at age 47, and Marvin Hamlisch, creator of “A Chorus Line” and winner of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony, and Pulitzer Prize. (NPR/Forward)

– This week, the Times broke the news on how cool and amazing stay-at-home dads are. What if we talked about stay-at-home moms in this way? (Mommyish)

– Here’s something that will probably make you gag: an exposé on high-end fashion designers who make clothes for tots, and the mothers who buy them. (USA Today)

– A sex-ed teacher has posted her middle school students’ anonymous questions about sex online, and they are, as you can imagine, really adorable. (Buzzfeed)

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