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Thursday, September 21

Elmo Evil?

Joel Stein has recently written an opinion piece in the LA Times regarding Elmo, a much loved Sesame Street character. He contends that the newer Sesame Street characters are much different than the older more adult based muppets that teach lessons through interaction with real people. He also takes note that Sesame Street has just added its first female character in 13 years thus as television show known for reflecting diversity may be ignoring gender equality.

6 Comments:

At 3:21 PM, Anonymous Kate said...

Heehee. I love it when you tickle my conscience.

 
At 10:59 AM, Blogger kidletsmum said...

What about Zoey? I'm not up on Sesame Street, but when was she added?

 
At 6:31 PM, Blogger MaMa-Feminista said...

Not sure about Zoey. It's a good question.

 
At 3:56 PM, Blogger Domestic Slackstress said...

Have you ever read The Plug In Drug? It will blow your mind. It asserts that mainly any TV, even the great old "educational" standard Sesame Street, is detrimental to our children. Check it out. BTW, I love your site. A like minded activist mama in Southern "crazy" California.

 
At 10:16 AM, Anonymous Kate said...

Zoey is the new character mentioned in the article.

 
At 12:14 PM, Blogger MaMa-Feminista said...

Well that solves that. Thanks Kate! I tried to e-mail you and it didn't go through. I will try again, if not then I'll post on your blog with information that you can pass on.

 

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