Brian Feeney

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Resident of Brooklyn, NY. Senior Product Designer at the Wall Street Journal.

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January 24, 2016

Raising Boys and Girls

From an article in the Atlantic by Debbie Chachra:

“A quote often attributed to Gloria Steinem says: “We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons . . . but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.” Maker culture, with its goal to get everyone access to the traditionally male domain of making, has focused on the first. But its success means that it further devalues the traditionally female domain of caregiving, by continuing to enforce the idea that only making things is valuable. Rather, I want to see us recognize the work of the educators, those that analyze and characterize and critique, everyone who fixes things, all the other people who do valuable work with and for others — above all, the caregivers whose work isn’t about something you can put in a box and sell.