If at any point I was searching for a reason as to why I continue to have the Daily Mail in my RSS feed, it’s news like this:
Jo Swinson, the current MP in the UK is not happy about the status quo in TV land. “Childrens television is sexist and lacking in strong female role models.” And the MP added “programmes need more female lead characters who are not ‘pink and princessy’.”
Hrrrmmph. I recently had a meeting with a writer of a children’s television show for the US that had no/nada/zilch female NOR ethnic characters. WhatTheHuh? Children’s entertainment should at least try to not be misogynistic/classist/racist/etc. I figure at least give a child the chance to form their own world view, opinions, etc…instead of automatically turning them into closed-minded crappy adults.
And on the subject of kids tv: stop with all the shows about kids getting famous. We are going to end up with a heck of a delusional generation.
Hrrmph </3 (which means I do not likey at all.)