Take your kids to comics day

Elayne Riggs

Elayne Riggs is the creator of the popular blog Pen-Elayne on the Web. She was a founding member of Friends of Lulu, an organization dedicated to increasing the involvement of girls and women in comics, as readers and creators. She is married to inker Robin Riggs, with whom she shares two cats, and has odd love/hate relationship with Hillary Clinton.

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4 Responses

  1. Richard Pachter says:

    "used to be Take Your Daughters to Work Day until the gender that rule the world started whining about the one little thing in which they weren't front and center"Nonsense, Elayne. Female AND male children (a/k/a girls and boys) ought to see how their parents earn a living and what awaits them.

  2. Mike Gold says:

    "Female AND male children (a/k/a girls and boys) ought to see how their parents earn a living and what awaits them."Sure. Why only terrorize the girls?

  3. Elayne Riggs says:

    Because the day wasn't conceived as a way of getting kids to see what their parents do. It was conceived as a day to help instill more confidence in girls, based on numerous studies that STILL show how girls' self-esteem plummets at a certain age just as boys are being encouraged to step out front-and-center.

  4. Mike Gold says:

    Personally, I've never warmed up to the concept of equal discrimination for all. Equality also means what's good for the goose is good for the gander.Dragging your kid's ass to your job has nothing to do with establishing self-esteem. I've seen it too many times: at best, they're bored. At worst, they gather a negative (and, often, accurate) view of the workplace and leave depressed. If you want to hype up your kid's self-esteem, enroll her in a karate class at the youngest possible age. If everybody did that, we might avoid a future Columbine as well.And, for the record, I'm saying this as the guy who instituted the first successful Title IX suit.