Achilles-Effect

Crystal Smith

The Achilles Effect explores gender bias in the entertainment aimed at primary school boys, ...   see full bio
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Crystal Smith

The Achilles Effect explores gender bias in the entertainment aimed at primary school boys, focusing on the dominant themes in children’s TV shows, toy advertising, movies, and books: gender stereotypes of both sexes, male dominance, negative portrayals of fathers, breaking of the mother/son bond, and the devaluing of femininity. It examines the gender messages sent by pop culture, provides strategies for countering these messages, and encourages discussion of a vitally important issue that is rarely talked about—boys and their often skewed understanding of gender.

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  • Member since November 2009
  • Blogging since 2008

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