I disagree with that phrase. She's only going to 'be it' if she was already born 'it' to begin with or if she really, really, really wants to be it. And I mean like...come hell or high water, she's gonna be it. Because you gotta practically ruin some lives to get some of the jobs around here, let me tell you. If you don't have the drive for it, you aren't going to get it.
If your son or daughter wants to be something when they grow up that they picked up from television and you don't agree with it, you can't just say no, but you can't say yes, either. You have to handle the issue with care and hope for the best. Otherwise, you might not have a son or daughter anymore.
Really? Media has a huge influence on peoples' values. Kids especially are trying to learn their role in the world through observation, and there really aren't many female characters out there that are fleshed out beyond "girlfriend" "love interest" "mother" "sister" or "sex object". That goes for grown-up entertainment as well, maybe moreso.
ha! I wouldn't be too hard on yourself. Our society influences us too - its near impossible to be completely without influence on the roles of men and women, the numbers represented etc. I think the key is to be intentional about it. You wouldn't want to be so concerned with "representation" that you miss out on telling the story that you really want to tell - what is in your heart. I think if anything, we can learn from the Jane video to be just a little more mindful of what's going on...
I'm guessing this: what the slogan means is that if our girl sees as much diversity in the employment of women as depicted in children's entertainment, her chances of becoming a police officer, judge, doctor, and other "male" occupations could increase.
So girls can become a Power Puff Girl? Honestly, on today's TV who is really a role model anymore? All the shows have "Let's have sex" and infidelity. Britney Spears was once a role model but even she went to pot. I think it would be good if kids didn't even watch TV anymore.