This year, the bug to watch out for is the spotted lanternfly, a stunning polka-dotted menace that feasts on the interior plant sap of grape vines, fruit trees and more.
Guest Host: Jen Golbeck
The mass-retailer Target recently announced it will eliminate ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ signs from its toy and bedding departments. The decision sparked praise and outcry in near equal measure, with some patrons delighted by the move and other shoppers threatening a boycott. But toys aren’t the only product for which parents are aiming to see some neutrality, as they seek items appropriate for everyone. We explore the history and implications of gendering kids’ clothing, activities and play.
- Jo Paoletti Professor of American Studies, University of Maryland; author, "Pink and Blue: Telling the Boys from the Girls in America"
- Carol Auster Professor of Sociology, Franklin & Marshall College
- Eleanor Mackey Child psychologist, Children's National Medical Center
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