Article 3(Klinger) Children's Perceptions of Aggressive and Gender-Specific Content in toy commercials. All commercials target a certain audience for either boys or girls. In a study from the article, it said that Both girl and boys rated male toys as the more desirable and most aggressive of toys than female ones. This can be concerning since toys for kids are going to appeal to a child differently. A girl could like boy toys more, where a boy could like girl toys.
As for the toys that were directed toward young girls were mostly toys that didn't involve much movement it was more on the creative side. Toys like barbies, easy bake ovens, make up and jewelry toys, or baby dolls that needed to be taken care of. All of these that wouldn’t involve much movement for the young girl. These types of messages that many people may not notice at first glace is another way of our society creating gender. It is creating gender in the way that we are teaching young boys
Although children aren’t familiar with the hero’s journey, they have seen other films that have fit this formula which makes it easier for them to follow. The filmmakers introduce a world with living toys and are able to introduce a relatively easy-to-follow societal structure. Each child has their own society of toys and the one he deems to be his favorite is the one who is in charge of them all. The only resource the toys need is the attention and love from the child. Otherwise there is a risk of being forgotten and eventually lost or given away.
Little girls learn that they are supposed to like dolls and pink, while little boys learn that they are supposed to like trucks and the color blue. Through various forms of guidance and direction from external influences, children experience gender role socialization they quickly learn what behaviors are encouraged by their parents and peers, and which ones are not. These ideas are further reinforced by the media's portrayal of traditional gender roles. As a result, children internalize these beliefs pertaining to gender roles and their behavior is modified accordingly. The child's first influence in regards to gender roles is the family.
Gender, a social construct, is predominant from the moment a child is born, whether it is from parental influence, the media, clothing, or even children’s toys. These influences can affect the way a child learns how to “do gender”. The various toys, such as Barbie dolls and G.I. Joe action figures, My Little Pony, Strawberry Shortcake, Bratz Dolls, Power Rangers and most action figures that companies market to children of different genders reinforce stereotypical gender norms and perpetuate conventional gender roles. Parents should be conscientious when choosing their children’s toys because some toys can shape the overall learned gender norms of those children.
Seminar Option 2 Unit 7 Felicia Watson Kaplan University HN200 As a small girl, I was generally bought clothes and accessories, dolls and play furniture; I would often spend more time around female relatives than male and begin imitating them. I will often be comforted more when I became upset, and sometimes protected more. When at the same time, my two brothers were generally bought toy cars and action figures, sports equipment and construction games; they often spent more time among male relatives and therefore imitated them. They would often be encouraged to be less emotional about things than I was, and expected to be braver about danger than I was. As a parent now, I teach my children
So for example inclusive practise is when all the children are taking part in an activity that doesn’t discriminate any child. So if a teacher said the girls can play with dressy up dolls and the boys have to play outside, this discriminates the children by their gender. Differentiation means treating children different but still all included. This means making sure that the facilities and activities are aimed to every child so the child can develop their skills. So for example if all the children in the class knew different shapes from each other, so the front table knew the shapes square and circle, the back table knew all 2D shapes then the middle knew five shapes.
Pedophiles will often refer to children in pure or angelic terms using descriptive like innocent, heavenly, divine, pure, and other words that describe children but seem inappropriate and exaggerated. They have hobbies that are child-like such as collecting popular toys, having a pet, building model cars and planes, and playing video games which are popular with children. Each pedophile has a specific age of child they target; often his environment will be decorated in child-like décor and will appeal to the age and sex of the child he is trying to entice. Many prefer children close to puberty who are sexually inexperienced, but curious about sex. Pedophiles will often be employed in a position that involves daily contact with children.
Further, when time comes, boys are given toy cars or toy robots to play and the girls are given Barbie’s and everything related to it to play with. Then, beginning from nursery school they are presented with the jobs they are expected to do in future, for example: boys are given examples of firefighters, police officers, doctors etc., girls are given examples of nurses, teachers, secretaries etc. ; and after they decide it, they start to pursue their goals by studying in schools and continuing in higher education institutes. It seems like the society shapes the gender roles throughout the whole lifetime of a person isn’t it? But it is not, let’s look why.