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"If she can see it, she can be it."

:iconpuretassel:
I came across this PSA a month or two ago, and today I thought about sharing it with you. Can anyone guess the philosophical implications of the key phrase "If she can see it, she can be it"?
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:iconsabby1300:
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.
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:iconmaltese101:
maltese101 Dec 26, 2012  Student General Artist
SEE JANE.

"If she can believe it, she can do it."
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:iconpuretassel:
There you go?
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:iconhiyoi:
7 hours of watching tv a DAY??? Do these girls not go to school????
Maybe crappy children's tv shows wouldn't be a problem if she made contact with the outside world on a regular basis?
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:iconpuretassel:
One girl, for example, could watch TV for one hour, while another could watch at least 30 minutes.
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TimLavey Dec 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
The third girl would then have to watch 19 hours and 30 minutes of television a day for it to add up.
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:iconhiyoi:
But the video said 'on average.' Doesn't that mean the girls watch around 7 hours of tv a day?
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TimLavey Dec 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Women and girls gotta get more interesting and entertaining if the portrayal of them in kids' media is gonna change. I think media more so follow trends and attitudes than create them.
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MPsai Dec 26, 2012   Digital Artist
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.
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:iconlyteside:
I think that's why its good that you have interesting female leads in the stories you create.
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