I've been away for a few days, but here are a few things that caught my eye, which I bookmarked before I left:

"These unrealistic representations may powerfully influence young children of both genders because their concepts of self are still developing — and because young children are likely to own and view movies again and again, Smith says.

That view is supported by more than 30 studies showing young children's exposure to television greatly influences gender role acceptance and attitudes. With repeated viewing of television characters portrayed in a narrowed range of traditional roles, a child's expectations for his or her own gender, as well as the opposite gender, are likely to become simplified and stereotypical.

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