#GAReads | Where's the Gender Equality in Kids' TV Shows?
If you have kids under the age of 10, you probably recognize Skye, Starla, and Owlette. They’re the female support characters on today’s most popular gender-neutral kids’ shows. And they’re not alone in that (second-class) role. When I learned my third child was a girl, I began thinking about how she might make her way in a man’s world, alongside her two brothers. I soon noticed that almost every gender-neutral kids’ show had a male lead character, with a supporting cast of female and minority characters. Where was the gender equality?