Forums: Children: Am I the only one bothered by what is happening to Dora the Explorer?

 
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    Norbertsdad

    [1]Sep 9, 2012
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    Is anyone else concered about how Dora the Explorer has gone a lot more girly?


    Here's a blog piece I've written explaining why.


    http://norbertsdad.wordpress.com/2012/09/09/dora-the-explorers-demise-as-an-early-years-feminist-icon-and-the-horror-of-lalaloopsy/


    Does anyone else agree?



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    SamanthaWalker

    [2]Sep 16, 2012
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    I guess they thought it was time to turn Dora into a "girl" because she is a girl. I didn't know some parents are opposed to that. Well, I guess I understand, considering little boys watch the program, too. So yeah, I kind of agree with you on that Dora should go back to wearing her tomboyish clothes.

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    Thunder

    [3]Sep 16, 2012
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    no offense, but I don't care about pre-schooler shows like that.

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    ktfahel

    [4]Sep 17, 2012
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    Thunder wrote:


    no offense, but I don't care about pre-schooler shows like that.



    Two questions:


    1) Then why did you bother clicking on the topic?


    2) Why did you bother entering a comment?


    Personally, I have always been grateful that neither of my daughters (ages 9 and 7) ever liked the show, but it has never been because Dora was too girly or too tomboyish. It was because she (andevery single one of her friends) were too annoying. I personally thought of her as feminine, as part of her trademark were her flowered necklace and bracelet, and the color scheme she wore.

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    DojinFan_2K

    [5]Nov 21, 2012
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    It's only a children's show & it shouldn't be taken so seriously. Besides, isn't Dora The Explorer much better fare for kids to watch than junk like Cartoon Network's Regular Show? Undecided

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