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Unformatted text preview: what is gender appropriate. Explicit: Raven’s mom comforts her when Chelsea’s art doesn’t depict her while Raven’s dad just gives advice and isn’t affectionate. Eddie tags along with Chelsea and Raven and acts as their “mediator” when they get into a fight. When Chelsea and Raven fight it’s hair pulling and name calling. Implicit: Chelsea acts as the dumb girl who doesn’t know anything. They also have Chelsea enter an art contest suggesting that women are good at the arts but not the sciences or math. Raven and Chelsea have the typical “falling out” friendship but then make up later. The show makes it seem like girls have a lot of drama. The show also shows Chelsea and Raven as best friends who do everything together. This implies that girls are friends with girls and guys are friends with guys. It makes things seem like the friendships are different and normally a friendship with a guy involves a love fling....
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- Fall '08
- Chelsea, female character, male character