Gender and Media Talk Podcast – Challenging Casanova: Beyond the Stereotype of the Promiscuous Young Male
A conversation with Dr. Andrew P. Smiler, America’s leading expert on masculinity.
It is imperative that these characters have a wide range of interests and skills that mirror the diversity found within the real girls that they hope to empower. Sexy stereotypes are not empowering.
Today’s podcast in Gender and Media Talk focuses on the research of Dr. Elizabeth Sweet, who studies gendered toy packaging and how it both effects and reflects gender roles in … Continue reading
Technology is ubiquitous in our world today. Toddlers are handed cell phones or tablets designed especially for them, tweens have their own cell phones before they even enter middle school, … Continue reading
The work going on at Stanford examining what they call The Motherhood Penalty is interesting to me both academically and personally. Anyone who works with me knows that I work … Continue reading
Today I want to share a fun activity that you can use to raise a child’s literacy around media and marketing AND make a statement to corporations or stores about … Continue reading
I have argued against girls needing pink, “girlie” LEGO since Friends was released. Because girls need the chance to build, learn, and create, not to be reminded that they are … Continue reading
As a blogger, speaker, and activist, I often hear from people who do not believe that media and marketing really impact children. These people seem quite certain that children can … Continue reading
My book, Sexualized Media Messages & Our Children: Teaching Kids to be Smart Critics & Consumers will be released tomorrow, February 28, 2015! This is a practical book with a strong research … Continue reading
Sometimes when I talk with people about how media affects children and their identity as they are developing, I get the question, “But if parents just send the right message, … Continue reading
It’s very important that parents and caregivers consider the issue of identity when children begin to get involved with technology. This is especially applicable to social media. Two questions that … Continue reading
Originally posted on TIME:
In 1956, 16% of women with children under 6 worked outside the home. Twenty-seven-year-old Jennie Magill of Hammond, Ind., was one of them. When LIFE Magazine…