Gender in Media

Analysis: Blue’s Clues

Analysis: Blue’s Clues

Today I look at Blue’s Clues, cuz it’s really fun.  Blue is a cute dog who lives with Steve until Steve goes to college, then she lives with Joe. I am watching a Steve episode. My oldest 2 sons watched a lot of Blue’s Clues when they were little, and […]

Gender in Media-The Master List

Gender in Media-The Master List

I have a list of 102 preschool shows that I will analyze for gendered content and perspective. I will try to watch and post about 1 show per week, so this will be a 2-year project! I asked a couple of groups of parents I know online to chime in […]

Analysis: DJ Handy Manny

Analysis: DJ Handy Manny

Today I look at Handy Manny Photo Credit: Disney, Jr. Handy Manny- Manny is a handy man. Please note, he is also Latino. Does that feel a bit stereotypical to anyone else? Manny goes about fixing things. I watched two clips. In the first one, I learned that Manny is […]

Analysis: DJ The Octonauts

Analysis: DJ The Octonauts

Hello blog readers, It has occurred to me that this will probably take a year or longer to parse out. So, I have shortened the name and will focus on one or two shows per post. I will shoot for one post per week, and more when I can swing […]

Gender Representations in Media-Some Disney Jr. shows

Gender Representations in Media-Some Disney Jr. shows

I found myself thinking about gender representations in children’s programming today. I was looking at the WalMart toys page. And there was Dora, listed under “girls.” Picture: Mega Bloks I looked under “boys,” and didn’t see Dora there. It struck me as odd, because Dora is a show that appeals […]