Godlike Productions - Discussion Forum
Users Online Now: 2,871 (Who's On?)Visitors Today: 566,934
Pageviews Today: 2,040,218Threads Today: 1,453Posts Today: 24,179
08:26 PM


Rate this Thread

Absolute BS Crap Reasonable Nice Amazing
 

Children’s media use cuddly animals to reinforce ‘racist’ and ‘socially dominant norms,’ researcher says

 
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 22694714
Canada
06/07/2013 03:07 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Children’s media use cuddly animals to reinforce ‘racist’ and ‘socially dominant norms,’ researcher says
Parents who read their kids stories about happy, human-like animals like Franklin the Turtle or Arthur at bedtime are exposing their kids to racism, materialism, homophobia and patriarchal norms, according to a paper presented at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Most animals portrayed in children’s books, songs and on clothing send a bad message, according to academics Nora Timmerman and Julia Ostertag: That animals only exist for human use, that humans are better than animals, that animals don’t have their own stories to tell, that it’s fine to “demean” them by cooing over their cuteness. Perhaps worst of all, they say, animals are anthropomorphized to reinforce “socially dominant norms” like nuclear families and gender stereotypes.

[link to www.nationalpost.com]
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 1237400
United States
06/07/2013 11:17 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Children’s media use cuddly animals to reinforce ‘racist’ and ‘socially dominant norms,’ researcher says
bsflag






GLP