Stije van der Beek
Project: It's a child!
By the age of four, a child knows whether it is a boy or girl, and starts to realize the differences between the sexes. Society forces children into distinctive gender roles with particular behavioral expectations for males and females. It is known that pink is for girls and blue is for boys, pink equals sweetness and blue equals being tough. Why do we impose these colors on children before they begin to even identify as boys or girls?
Thesis: Walt's world; the American woman depicted in animation film
In my thesis I research the position of women in Walt Disney's animated films. A search into sexism, stereotyping and thereby the image Walt Disney teaches young children.