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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:___Hannah Montana______ Type of program:__Sitcom_____ # of stereotypic male characteristics # of stereotypic female characteristics Male character A: Jackson 18 3 Male character B: Oliver 12 1 Male character C: Dad 13 4 Male character D Male character E Male character F Male character G Female character A: Riley 27 6 Female character B: Lilly 19 4 Female character C
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Unformatted text preview: Female character D Female character E Female character F Female character G Now discuss the explicit (8 points) and implicit (8 points) messages to children regarding what is gender appropriate. Explicit: Lilly is very girly. The way she dresses and talks is the typical “girl” such as skirts and boys. Miley also talks about her boy interests. Miley is the girl who sleepwalks and says weird things that implies that girls only say funny/weird things when the situation is altered. Implicit: Miley’s dad is not as affectionate towards her as a father “normally” is. Miley is kind hearted and too “nice” to tell her dad she doesn’t like his song. Dad, although a single parent, doesn’t know how to react to Miley’s feelings and changes she encounters as she grows up....
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