Children 's Programming Have Forced The Social Image Of Women

1571 Words Dec 2nd, 2016 7 Pages
Children’s programming has become an instrument to educate young children in a modern society that revolves around technology. Heteronormative comportments have been illustrated in animations for children and prove to be damaging to the social image of women. The portrayal of women in children’s programming have forced the minds of young children to absorb traditional gender roles by associating women to domestic labors and men accordingly to the status of breadwinners. Children’s programming typically characterizes males and females according to the roles they play in society; hence, teaching children that there are no alternatives to the duties males and females play in a heteronormative social order. Not allowing children to see the positive outcome of the interchangeable duties that can be played in a domestic or laboral environment wrongfully reinforces these roles by indicating an example of behavioral patterns. Allowing women to move away from the heteronormative pattern of being care givers without the equal capacity of being breadwinners can prove to be beneficial in also allowing men to be able to interchange domestic duties. Increasing the public discussion of the reinforcement of gender roles for young girls in children’s programming will facilitate the transition from heteronormative patterns to allowing women to participate in society in an equal capacity to men through interchangeable gender roles.
Expanding the generative public dialogue of the…

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