Unlearning the Myths That Bind Us
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I began to admire Linda Christensen while reading this piece of text, herself as a writer she begin telling her readers about how she "Was nourished on the milk of American Culture.", meaning she was raised with two white american parents in a clean cleansed home where her parents believed on day she was going to live a happy life with her husband an children. Our Society has different views and we all don't live the same lifestyle. But growing up as a child in different surroundings can change a person. Perfect isn't everything.
Children are blinded by the myths, each myth tell stories to children that not only don't come true but tell life lessons for each of them. Christensen states, "Many students don't want to believe that they have been manipulated by children's media or advertising." A prime example is when she discusses though out the reading of how cartoon characters expose lots of stereotypes, they are just so vague and "blatant."
Referring to the characterizing of how cartoons stereotypes re formed, looking at these days society on what is playing on television there are newer cartoons each an everyday that change the look of older cartoons. Such as looking at the princess like Mulan, Aladdin, and Pocahontas, they are however the only princess based on there culture and look. However, looking at the older cartoons such as Daffy Duck, a students refers to him as,"This is just a dumb little cartoon with some ducks running around in clothes."
"A Black Cinderella?"
Children in todays society begin to realize how similar cartoon characters and other characters begin to look like. Any little girl who loves princess can realize, however every little girl refers back to Cinderella. Kenya a young girl refers to beginning to talk about having princess of color for young non white children to feel good about what they look like. Kenya wrote a paper about having "A Black Cinderella? Give me a Break." She states, "Have you ever seen a black person, an Asian, a
Hispanic in a cartoon?"
Clicking on this link this proves how much disney movies and there characters are viewed upon others children and viewers. The princess characteristics themselves are what reflect on others the most especially there storylines that they tell such as Cinderella, on how she is poor women who works so hard and lives with her evil step mother and sisters and gets swept away on her feet by prince charming. Every young girl loves her and thinks this will happen one day to them but Linda Christensen in her text is trying to bring out our society myths to children. "Women who aren't white begin to fell left out and ugly because they never get to play princess."