Question of the Day

Bouncing off of this morning's nostalgia sublime: What did you learn as a child from a children's book, movie or television show that stays with you to this day?

I suggested this question to Melissa but couldn't think of something right off the bat. She suggested learning to count to ten in Spanish from Sesame Street. Yep, I did learn that, but that didn't really affect the person I am today. Then I remembered Marlo Thomas' (and friends) Free To Be You And Me album, and while it's not perfect, I realized how much it shaped me.

From challenging gender stereotypes, to helping you deal with emotions (you have to love Rosey Grier singing "It's All Right to Cry"), from the awesome "Sisters and Brothers" song to Atalanta's decision about marriage, I learned a hell of a lot about making my own choices, not judging others, gender equality and stereotypes, and even a little bit about being queer (with the delightful "Don't Dress Your Cat in an Apron," which is, on the surface, about not judging others on the clothing they wear.).

So, what about you? Remember, boys can be cocktail waitresses too!

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