08 4 / 2013

Hidden among the episodes of All ThatHey Arnold and Are You Afraid of The Dark?, there was one show that addressed real issues in a way that kept kids interested: Nick News with Linda Ellerbee. It was the only news show we ever enjoyed watching as kids, and guess what? It is still churning out new episodes. The show has a good track record of getting kids interested in news and having their own understanding of what the adults are talking about. This week they focused on the feminist movement and brought Gloria Steinem onto the show to discuss what feminism means.

The teens on the show, all of whom were 16 or under, were asked what they think of feminism. The mix of answers does not come as a surprise. The discussion on the show did a good job of representing a larger picture of the view kids and teenagers have of feminism today. A hot question that received a good reaction from the participants was what they think (and what society thinks) of the idea of being called a feminist..

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