Gender stereotypes hurt boys, too

The Mask You Live In

Hyper-masculinity is the message. Who gets hurt? "Compared to girls, research shows that boys in the U.S. are more likely to be diagnosed with a behavior disorder, prescribed stimulant medications, fail out of school, binge drink, commit a … [Read more...]

Disney turns the heroine Merida into a sexy babe, sparks outrage

SexyMeridaMakeover

The big news this week: Disney makeover of the brave and tough Merida into sexy vamp provokes outrage, and Disney dials it back. She loses the archery gear, and now she's got a sparkly, off the shoulder dress, a curvier body, and perfect, sexy … [Read more...]

M-rated video games cross-promoted with children’s building toys

megabloks1

If Halo is rated M for mature game players only, then why the cross-promotion with Megabloks, intended for ages "8 and up"? Please watch this promotional video (or see screenshots below). Please note that the video includes the Xbox logo. How … [Read more...]

Research on children, youth and television

Monster High has been called out for portrayals of bullying

Catching you up on several important recent studies: Monster High has been called out for bullying Portrayals of bullying on children's television is shockingly high A study published in the Journal of Communication looking at … [Read more...]

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