Today instead of imparting you yet more of deti’s wisdom, I request a bit of help.
In my non-blog writing, I’m at a point where I need to explode the myth that men and women are different only because that’s how we’re socialized. I’m refuting idiots like this.
However, one of my biggest challenges is that I’m largely ignorant of children’s movies, television programs, and books. I’m aware of plenty of you-go-girlism in young adult stuff like The Hunger Games and Divergent, but for the under ten crowd I’m lost.
So I request your assistance. I’m looking for stuff that either promotes the idea that girls=good/boys=bad, stuff that encourages girls to be aggressive action heroes, or that encourages boys to be soft and sensitive.
If you’re aware of a children’s movie, show, book, or game that does this, please leave it in the comments. A quick summary of the way in which it’s socializing kids would be helpful but isn’t necessary. Also, although my emphasis is on more recent stuff (from within the past 20 years), if you know of something older put it down.
I much appreciate any examples you can provide. I know my overall point is right, but I’d much rather not have to waste my time watching stupid cartoons to prove it.
More enlightening posts to resume shortly.