Sesame Street Adds a New Female Character

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Although Sesame Street has long been known for promoting all kinds of diversity, its cast of muppets includes few female characters.  Today, they have unveiled a new female character, Abby Cadabby, who appears amidst controversy.  With pink fur, a magic wand, and fairy wings, many are concerned about the female stereotype she embodies and the… Read more »

Opinion Piece by Amy Jordan

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Here at CMCH we have long followed the research of Amy Jordan, director of the Media and the Developing Child sector of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Today she had an opinion piece published in the San Francisco Chronicle titled Subjecting Our Youth to Cyberspace Experiments, where she points out… Read more »

Two Media Articles in August “Pediatrics”

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Today, there were two new research articles on media and health in the August issue of Pediatrics: The first study measured whether watching professional wrestling on television lead high school students to increased fighting with their dating partners.  In a longitudinal study of over 2,200 students, researchers found "significant correlations" between how often students watched… Read more »