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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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- Fall '08
- Boy, female character