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Assignment 5 - 2 - what is gender appropriate Explicit IN...

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Assignment #5 – Media as a potential influence on children’s gender stereotypes Watch at least 2 hours of children’s programming. Look specifically for the characteristics of female and male characters and the roles played. Take notes as you watch. Use the table below to collect data. You will need to turn in your data sheet (worth 4 points). Do not watch 2 hours of the same program and programming must be geared towards children (not all cartoons are for children). Name of program:_Clifford: Big Red Spaceship Type of program:_Cartoon_____ # of stereotypic male characteristics # of stereotypic female characteristics Male character A: Clifford 3 Male character B: Charlie 5 Male character C: Boy 1 2 Male character D: Boy 2 1 Male character E Male character F Male character G Female character A: Emily 5 8 Female character B: Jetta 1 10 Female character C: Emily’s Mom 4 Female character D: Girl in wheel chair 2 Female character E Female character F Female character G Now discuss the explicit (8 points) and implicit (8 points) messages to children regarding
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Unformatted text preview: what is gender appropriate. Explicit: IN this episode, Charlie and Emily were going to have a telescope party and look at the stars. Jetta was the most stereotypical female character. She wore a sweatshirt tied around her shoulders. She also got visibly upset when she got dirty from Clifford’s paws in the sand. This implies that girls don’t like to do things that make them dirty and should always stay clean and “pretty”. Implicit: The fact that Charlie had the telescope and didn’t want to share it with Emily implied that boys are better at science than girls. Also, Jetta convinced Charlie to not bring his telescope to the party. Although Charlie reluctantly agreed, Jetta was displayed as the catty girl who did not want Charlie to go to Emily’s party. This also implied that Jetta liked Charlie and was jealous of his friendship with Emily....
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