There is no doubt that within the late 2000s cultural milieu Disney Channel’s Phineas and Ferb was a major influence on childhood and early adolescence. It first premiered in February 2007 to an audience of 10.8 million viewers. For that year, in fact, Phineas and Ferb’a premier was the most-watched animated TV show amongst tweens. For the first quarter of 2008, it was also the top-rated animated TV show for children between the ages of 6-11 and tweens between the ages of 9-14—making it the third most watched TV show amongst kids ages 6-11. In 2009, Phineas and Ferb was the number one most watched show at prime time for children ages 6-10 and 9-14. Thus, looking purely at the number of viewers and who was watching, it should be clear that Phineas and Ferb, a show about two brothers going on wacky adventures and their sister …show more content…
...they are “ghosts,” unable to corporeally occupy who they may later find themselves to be. Unable to occupy the reproductive trajectories that are held up as the norm even for young children: “The child who by reigning cultural definitions can’t ‘grow up’ grows to the side of cultural ideals. Both episodes of Phineas and Ferb reconstruct this particular spectralization of queer children. If queer children can never approximate the cisheterosexual fantasy well-enough then it will create a sense of self-hatred that is particularly dangerous. Phineas and Ferb operates within a particular construct of masculinity and femininity that must exclude queerness and, respectively, queer time from its universe. Queerness is antithetical to the child proper and, as such, cannot be represented upon the screen. Instead, a normative narrative of masculinity and femininity must take its
To profess their heterosexual identity, boys enact the ritual of performative sex talk. With a profusion of sexual bravado, boys fight to one-up each other in their stories of sexual prominence and prosperity. Pascoe states that “expressing heterosexual desire establishes a sort of baseline masculinity” (87), in part to distance themselves from the feminine identity of a “fag,” but also to establish masculine dominance. These discussions center around how these boys are able to enact their subjectivity and control on the world around them, with women as the objects of their control and puppets of their desires. Furthermore, the masculine dominance is established through compulsive heterosexuality when boys engage in specific patterns of opposite-sex touching.
Although Fred Rogers used to be very famous, many kids in generation Z and alpha don't know who he is and Dolly Parton is more well known. Furthermore, Mr Rogers Neighborhood has not been aired since 2001 so many young kids have never seen him before. Even though the spinoff show Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is still running, most kids don't even realize it has any connection whatsoever to Mr Rogers. It also might seem that Fred Rogers shows and books are very popular in children's entertainment. While this is true and the show “Mr Rogers” does benefit children and help educate them, Dolly Parton's music and shows appeal to a variety of people with different ages, not just
I use the example of the story The Paper Bag Princess by Munsch as a children’s story that promotes untraditional gender roles. I had a hard time thinking of stories my parents read to me that broke out of the gendered social script, yet I can’t think of any children’s stories of people who identify as transgender. Gender is molded by society and because society focuses on differences between men and women, we forget to look at the similarities between the
Haritaworn sees that queer lover is a transitional object that allows present-day neoliberal regime to make negligence appear as signs of care as well as love for diversity. In reading this book, we were able to discuss in class and in smaller group discussions the way the book looks at the environments where queer bodies have become worthy of protection. It also discusses the erasures that shape inner city life on a day-today basis. An extremely important aspect of the text is when it talks about how queer activists actively seek out to dispel the myths of sites of nostalgia of women and gay friendliness. The author brings us through several archives of media including arts, activism and policy such as hate crime action plans, newspaper reports, political speeches, psychological studies, films and much
Media Studies 120 Mr. C. Ball Shrek: Critical Lenses & Intertextuality assignments Feminist Ideology What are the stereotypical roles in the world today for men and women? Do we look back at TV shows and films and receive messages about “how it is supposed to be?” What do we think when we see strong, assertive women?
This thought has never crossed my mind before because I, myself, took ‘gender’ as a natural phenomenon. Gender is a product of socialization. It is cultural roles and personality characteristics that are labeled appropriate for men and women (lecture). Gender facilitates normative accountability: “structures that are in place to “correct” people’s gender non-conforming behaviours” (Johnson). Normative accountability and gender expectations were big issues children in the film faced.
With the prevailing attitudes of white supremacy surrounding queer men of color, Eurocentric and heteronormative ideals bleed into the popular culture that dictates what being a queer individual should entail. Román Garcia expounds on the idea that oppression on many levels can bring one to a state of “nepantla” that allows queer Chicana/ o people an intersectional perspective. Román Garcia states that in his past experience, the school system maintained the idea that boys should be “masculine, athletic, and heterosexual.” He was taunted and bullied by the other boys for not expressing himself with as much masculinity as expected.
Pascoe explains the teenagers use of the fag discourse by stating that “becoming a fag has as much to do with failing at the masculine tasks of competence, heterosexual prowess, and strength or in any way revealing weakness or femininity as it does with a sexual identity” (Pascoe, 54) The only reason these teenagers feel this way is because they have been socialized to believe that masculinity is the cornerstone of being a male. They grow up seeing this reinforced on all levels and they witness firsthand the range of repercussions for not following this model. It only takes a moment to fail at being masculine, and when you fail at being masculine you are and should be bombarded with judgement and
Introduction Throughout the 20th century and even today, Disney has been a major part of children’s youth. When children are young, they can be taught anything and they learn it very quickly. In our society, young children learn the religion when they are so young. When the child watches a Disney cartoon or movie they tend to imagine what would it be like to have the life shown in Disney. Disney creates an imaginative land in the minds of the children that the can do whatever, and be whatever they want, they are only limited by their imagination.
In “Guys Suffer from Oppressive Gender Roles Too,” author Julie Zeilinger makes it clear that men’s actions, personalities, and identities are contrived based on society’s expectations. These expectations shove boys and men into a character-like attitude, preventing them from truly discovering themselves. With a society that decides to adhere to these gender roles, any sign of being different from the rest of the world tends to generate a negative reaction. Accepting and learning about gender roles is established at a young age, for anyone of that matter. Whether it be during school, through any form of media, or even from our own friends and family, gender roles are expectations that many boys and men tend to feel threatened by.
Children and young adults are identifying with gender roles at a young age due to mass media. Children develop within a society that is gender-specific when it comes to social and behavioral norms. These come from the family’s structure, how they play with others and by themselves, and school. Girls were expected to be more passive while boys were to be more aggressive and expressive with masculine behaviors. “Before the age of three, children can differentiate toys typically used by boys or girls and begin to play with children of their own gender in activities identified with that gender.
While Disney cinema appears to constantly equate queerness with evil, at the same time, they are opening the door for diverse representations of queerness by blurring the binary oppositions of gender and presenting dynamic expressions that challenge everything that is considered
So far and so, even personas in the cartoons children watch are so definitive. The distinction created between the types of cartoons boys are “supposed” to watch and girls are supposed to is so great that men who want to watch cartoons like Barbie have to do it in secrecy. As goes for expression, they have to do everything that deviates from the norm in secrecy. Whether it is liking a boy band or closet homosexuality, the emotions and actions the culture of masculinity restricts is far too great. It’s too austere.
Sitting in comfy pajamas with a cup of coffee in hand, the smell of bacon wafting through the family room, the kids sitting on the couch laughing at Saturday morning cartoons. It is a picturesque start to a relaxing weekend. The only problem is you don’t want to admit to enjoying Gravity Falls on Cartoon Network. Animation has been mainly targeted towards children for decades. However, a shift in the content and audience of children’s media is in progress today.
If the adults now go and look back at children cartoons they grew up watching, they can see that there were some points at which their childhood cartoon character did something which isn’t meant for a young mind, following are some examples; Showed in the picture above is a snapshot from the show Edd, Ed & Eddy as you can see Edd has a collection of a few magazines which are not for kids below a certain age, this picture tells us how even kids cartoons have some adult references Another adult reference in the show “Johnny Bravo” where a sexual reference is given by a girl being blindfolded in a children’s game This here is something that everyone will get, Rugrats which is only for young kids, Grandpa tells the kids that he’s going to watch something, after they fall asleep. This refers to an adult movie.