Study shows watching TV boosts self esteem of White male children, decreases self esteem of Black male and all female children. (x)
Boys making the transition from elementary to middle school are probably exposed to superhero cartoons, Jordan said, adding, ” ‘Superman,’ ‘Batman,’ X-Men.’ The lead characters of these shows tend to be male.”
But Jordan added, “In recent years, creators of children’s programming have worked hard to improve diversity and include strong female characters.”
For white boys, “regardless of what show you’re watching … things in life are pretty good for you,” Martins, an assistant professor of telecommunications at Indiana University Bloomington, said in a statement. “(White males) tend to be in positions of power; you have prestigious occupations, high education, glamorous houses, a beautiful wife, with very little portrayals of how hard you worked to get there.”
reblogging for those truths because DUH. why do people continue spending money on obvious ass studies like this?
There’s more to duh research than meets the eye. Experts say they have to prove the obvious — and prove it again and again — to influence perceptions and policy.
When I see this information presented in front of me, my first reaction is “Well, of course”.
But, the hing is, I watch very little television, and then there’s the fact that I’m a white male. I had never entertained this notion before. I mean, yes, it makes perfect sense, it’s just not something I’ve actually thought about.
Now I’m thinking about it!