Tag: Feminism

Analysis: Bob the Builder

Analysis: Bob the Builder

I was ready to jump in an analyze Bob. My boys LOVED Bob the Builder when they were little. So I jumped in, and quickly discovered that Bob is all wrong now. He was remade in 2015, he is taller and more like adult animation. His machines are larger. They […]

Staying home versus opting out, and the role of social class

Staying home versus opting out, and the role of social class

I ran into a lengthy article about the pitfalls of the stay-at-home career.The author stayed home with her 2 kids, trading her journalism career for freelance work. Now divorced with kids nearing college age, she is broke and trying to get her career back on track, with little success. Meanwhile, […]

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 […]

A ground breaking commercial??

A ground breaking commercial??

See the woman in the commercial in this article ? I love the author’s commentary. I would like to compare it to some other commercials. In this All commercial, every single family member is shown having fun and getting messy. And the mom? She comes in at the end, to […]