Tag: Gender

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 and the Media, Disney Junior

Gender and the Media, Disney Junior

I have started blogging about gender representations in preschool programming. I am writing it in my media blog, but I think it is also an important subject for gender and work, because attitudes about gender and abilities start young and influence decisions for a life time. I think media has […]

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 […]

Are good intentions enough? The gendered toy edition

Are good intentions enough? The gendered toy edition

GoldieBlox commercial My first reaction to this was that it is a cool idea, and the commercial is cool. Originally, I was only upset with the commentary surrounding it, from “Girls that can do this should go to Harvard!” (which assumes that only exceptional girls can build cool things) or […]

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 […]