I overslept, and I’m still thinking about how to respond to the questions, but do check out Natacha’s post on female characters in children’s programming and think about chiming it.
Even before I discovered the actual term feminism and what it could entails (in good and problematic depending on people’ definition), I was always interested in what it meant to be a girl, what representation of being a girl I saw on television or in books as I grew up. It was always on the back of my mind, even prior to my decision to engage into media studies. I do consider myself a feminist, but in an egalitarian and positive way. I don’t hate men and consider that accepting women as an equal part of the society who deserves same respect is a goal that needs to be attained so we all live in a better world, no matter our gender.
During the past months, I had the chance to read interesting materials that sparked not only my thinking about life in general, but also made me realize of…
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