Tag: Gender

Analysis: Bubble Guppies

Analysis: Bubble Guppies

This show has a diverse cast of characters: 3 girls, 3 boys, a range of races and ethnicities. All the main characters are children, and they are mer-people. The show takes place under the sea. This is annoying. The boys’ fins are basically one piece, and the girls’ fins are […]

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 […]

Analysis: Blaze and the Monster Machines

Analysis: Blaze and the Monster Machines

This week’s show is Blaze and the Monster Machines, which is on Nick, Jr. Image Blaze is the name of the main character-the monster truck. AJ is his driver. AJ is a boy (age unspecified, but he does not seem to be grown up)  The monster machines make a lot […]

Analysis: Berenstain Bears

Analysis: Berenstain Bears

Image Note: this is the PBS version of the Berenstain Bears from the early 2000s. Surprisingly, I had few objections to this show [Spoiler: not true]. Sure it was a heteronormative, symmetrical nuclear family. And in the first episode I watched, Mama Bear was a little more concerned with housekeeping […]

Analysis: Animal Mechanicals

Analysis: Animal Mechanicals

Animal Mechanicals Image Cast of Characters: Rex-Mechi-Strong (Male) Unicorn-Mecha-fly (Female) Komodo-Mechana-Gizmo (Male) Mouse Fast (Female Youngest) Sasquatch-stretchy(Male) Island Owl (Female)   Owl only gives mission and that is the only time we see her. Not this owl Photo by Andy Chilton on Unsplash Mission They have to plant a bean. […]

My examples #yesallwomen

My examples #yesallwomen

I am departing from my usual posting style to dive into the fray of all women. I will give three examples from my own life to demonstrate what girls and women deal with. 1. I spend most of my 8th grade English class being harassed by a boy who, thanks […]

How can men opt out so that women can opt in?

How can men opt out so that women can opt in?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robin-j-ely/workfamily-conflict-is-no_b_4221360.html?utm_hp_ref=third-metric The gender gap in wages is a result of men’s overtime on the job. The problem is that men are overworking, and are expected to, so women have to pick up the slack at home and so work less. This leads women to lower career paths. Although it is […]

Gender and Work in Toys

Gender and Work in Toys

Hello everyone, and welcome to Black Friday weekend! Yes, after a month of pushing the holiday season on us, retailers can finally fully embrace it! No more Pre-Black Friday sales, like the ones Shopko has been having all month. In honor of this illustrious holiday, I would like to turn […]

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 […]

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

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

Part 1 of this post can be found here. Part II speaks directly to the article in question. Note: in this post, I am replying to the article, and so I am assuming married (and divorced), heterosexual households, because that is what the author of the article wrote about. Photo […]