Tag: Girls

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]