Just wanted to thank the people who have bought feminist disney themed coffee on etsy these past few weeks! As mentioned, 10% of proceeds go to Girls Write Now, and there is a discount if you buy the whole set. Although I am mentally benefitted by helping out a local business I have worked at a lot in the past (the people who package the coffee) I do not make any financial gain from this, just to...
caramelcali asked: If we're still talking about good shows for younger viewers, Reading Rainbow was amazing. It really made me want to read all the time and I was excited to watch it.
thisisarepeatingsong asked: I don't know how often it airs anymore, but I loved Little Bill as a kid. I can't remember how the female representation was, but the racial diversity was pretty good I believe.
succisivesarah asked: I remember watching Gullah Gullah Island as a kid. According to Wikipedia, it was "the first show designed for preschoolers to feature a black family." It teaches things like eating healthy and telling the truth using songs and dance. Sounds good for a 3-year old.
oreparma asked: I do a lot of babysitting for young kids. Dr. McStuffins (Disney) is fantastic, as are Little Bill, Dora the Explorer, Go Diego Go and Ni Hao, Kai-Lan (all Nick Jr.). I also like Bubble guppies (Nick Jr), which has 6 merpeople characters, 3 of whom are obviously POC and a 4th who is a little more ambiguous (I could see him as a lighter-skinned latino).
glucomaniac asked: This might be reaching a bit for your diversity in kids' shows question, but what about Lamb Chop? She's a girl and of course so is Shari Lewis, who did her voice. I loved what a smartass she was. Even if she was just a sock puppet.
christianmingledating asked: Seeing this whole discussion is making me think of Zoom. It was racially diverse, had plenty of female representation, and the cast was entirely young kids. I also learned how to make a lot of snacks for myself from watching that show so that was a huge plus. I told my aunt and she's actually taken to showing my little cousins clips of it on youtube and they can't get enough.
sugarcoatedme asked: About Teen Titans Go. The commercial shows Beast Boy wearing what looks like a war bonnet so... yeah.
iwouldlovetoeatyourtoast replied to your post: When it comes to television shows, I’M BURNING MAD, I’M STEAMING MAD. ~Gooey Gus that makes me cry more than 4000 anon messages
mabs-carousel asked: When it comes to television shows, PBS is always a good bet in my opinion. I don't know what age kids would start watching these shows but I would recommend Cyberchase, Maya and Miguel, and Word Girl. And of course My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is absolutely great with female representation, though they are ponies.
callmesali asked: Blue's Clues is aimed at really young kids, and I really liked that. The only human character that I remember was a white guy, but the main character, Blue, is a girl
little---kitten asked: Has anyone suggested Out of the Box yet? Because that one is GREAT. I watched it when I was a kid, and my 3 and 5 y/o siblings watch it now.
sourceofselfdestruction asked: For angel-kato: there used to be this show on called The Puzzle Place, and it was really racially diverse, but I have no idea if you can find it on DVD. There's also Arthur, My Little Pony, The Magic School Bus, Dragon Tales, and Wishbone, but I have no idea if these are still on TV. Some of them are on Netfilx though.
niacooy asked: Oh, how about Dragon Tales? I'm not sure what age it's geared towards exactly, but I remember watching it when I was really young.
missvisibleninja asked: (for angel-kato) Teen Titans Go! has a pretty good mix of diversity. Robin's white Cyborg's African American (and half robot) Beast Boy's green Starfire's an orange alien and Raven's... actually I don't know what Raven is, she's half demon though and her skin's purple. Also it's just a comedy show so it doesn't require a lot of thinking.
guiltyhousewife asked: In regards to a previous question about racially diverse characters or interesting female characters, WordGirl is where it's at. She's smart, a woman of color, strong, and the protagonist of the show where she displays brains and brawn. My daughter and I love that show.
letsgetfitwithdisney asked: "oh believe me, it is completely possible for racism to be subconscious." I love you for this line. In my Women's History class, we covered Disney as a whole and just as everyone was declaring Disney as a racist company, our professor stepped into the discussion to tell us that racism isn't always a conscious decision. It really opened a lot of people's eyes in that class...
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fdunlimited: doggedlyjohn: doggedlyjohn: thedisneydifference: Pocahontas is complete fiction. I get it. It is a Disney fairy tale. Not an actual interpretation of what happened in real life. That was never what it was meant to be. Read the original interpretation of ANY Disney fairy tale. NONE of them follow… Sir Phillip Sidney argued in his essay, “In Defense of Poetry”...
angel-kato asked: You know what is really annoying to me? I have a niece who's three, and whenever we watch tv, I can never find a show with significantly racially diverse characters or interesting female characters. Usually, they just encourage stereotypes. Do you know any tv which can leave a good impression on a young kid?
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canonita: doggedlyjohn: thedisneydifference: Pocahontas is complete fiction. I get it. It is a Disney fairy tale. Not an actual interpretation of what happened in real life. That was never what it was meant to be. Read the original interpretation of ANY Disney fairy tale. NONE of them follow the original story. Pocahontas is a Disney fairy tale like the rest. That is all. ...
craplos: ladies. be careful when u wear spaghetti straps. it might distract the boys. they’ll start thinking of spaghetti. they will get hungry. they will stop at nothing to get their spaghetti.
part of the reason I like reblogging things over and over, other than covering multiple bases of discussion, is just to give a big F U to the people who reblog saying “omg don’t you have anything better to do” and “it’s just disney princesses calm down” like plz I go to your blog and you’re losing your shit over something Taylor Swift gestured at an award...
chekhov: In health class we were given sheets of paper and told to write a message we would want someone of the opposite sex to know She read some examples The girls were like: “Hey can you please not treat me like shit” The boys were like: “Spray tans look ugly I hate when girls wear too much makeup and don’t lead me on.”
deathclock404 asked: Please make that white savior complex thing rebloggable. I know a LOT of people on both sides that need to read it.
niche-pastiche asked: (Part 1 of 2) I want to thank you. Up until about a year ago, all I knew about feminism I had learned while growing up listening to republican talk radio. I thought "women are already equal" and anyone who companied about this "rape culture" stuff was just and "being an attention whore." Then, I found your blog.
kookiemee asked: Do you know of any video game feminist blogs?
magical-girl asked: Female portrayal in video games often leaves them in very skimpy clothing or spinebreaking "action" shots. I would be interested in learning your thoughts on the skimpy clothing part though. I am all for anti-slutshaming and desexualization of body parts (the dresscode talk has really interested me!); but these fictional girls are considered sexualized because of these outfits. Since...
ninjagiry asked: Not a follower, and haven't seen much of the blog, but I wanted to express some extreme thanks for the post about PoC in Paris, as it's helped immensely to reinforce my arguments against people who claim that Norm Lewis' portrayal of Javert (my personal favorite) was "Historically Impossible". :D
diamond-is-unbreakable asked: I keep finding it funny that, at my university, the head of social justice and feminism and those things is actually a Doctor Disney. Are the two of you related?
canadiandisneyprincess asked: Your name is very controversial ;)
Who Does this Merchandise at Target Look Like?
from Jezebel: The correct answer is: It’s Brave’s Merida. The more correct answer: It could be any of the white ones (so… almost all of them?) with a wavy — it’s not even curly! Jesus! — red wig on. Ugh! Sold via Target as part of the “Ultimate Disney Princess” collection, this Merida is completely unrecognizable as anything other than a conservatively...
leverhelven asked: May I ask your opinion on something? Today I saw a homeless man while I was walking down the street, and he was shivering with cold (it's autumn in my country and today was rainy and windy). I felt as if I needle had pierced my heart and entered the first clothes shop I saw, and bought a coat. When I came back unfortunately he was gone. But it made me think: would it be offensive to give him...
indiancrownaffair replied to your post: Do you have any proposals for campaign work against A&F’s fucked up practices? I’m looking for inspiration. Obviously everything so far has been pretty problematic, but I still want to combat the company’s approach. but wouldn’t using plus size people be the same as using homeless people? I’d just say don’t buy the clothes and send that money instead to...
intellectualgoulash asked: Hey, can I ask your opinion on something? Yesterday a guy I know said something on FB akin to "Angelina Jolie's boobies are gone sad face" and I called him out on it. After a few other responses, a woman I know chimed in with "Well, I'm a woman and I thought it was funny." What would you say to another woman who says something like this? I feel like he'll only...
ozziescribbler asked: Didn't find you talking about this before, so I'll ask, because the issue bothered me for a long time now: Costumes for Broadway version of The Lion King were inspired by traditional clothes of numerous African cultures. They are incredibly beautiful and won many awards, but is it ultimately okay that they mix elements taken from different cultures?
princessbubble-butt asked: Do you have any proposals for campaign work against A&F's fucked up practices? I'm looking for inspiration. Obviously everything so far has been pretty problematic, but I still want to combat the company's approach.
atlasaxis asked: So I was at the DIsney Store in TImes Square again, and they have this huge screen facing the street where they display promotional videos and stuff. They had this one where they quickly showed each new princess design, with a small clip of each princess's movie. Of course they showed the POC princesses last, though it did seem they were trying to go in chronological order (except they put...
bgamma asked: Regarding the asker who noted that Starbucks and Panera let employees take food out of the donation buckets, I really feel I need to clarify that we are talking about people who make minimum wage, often part-time workers. I work at a Panera and many coworkers are on food stamps. We're almost as poor as the people those donations are going to.
this is the one real truth: I am Lizzie McGuire