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I don't think I like this Amanda Contento Florida 2300 posts
1st Jun '13

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2332512/Cable-network-The-Hub-unveils-new-controversial-transsexual-character-She-Zow.html



I wont allow my kids to watch it. To me it will confuse kids even more. Not for my family.

Adriana's Mami♥ +1 Due December 14 (boy); 33 kids; Ontario 3858 posts
1st Jun '13

I'm not into it either. I get that it's a positive message about being comfortable in your own skin, blah blah but my kids don't need to be taught about sexuality in their cartoons. I'd rather stick to the pleas and thank you, sharing is caring and lets all be friends kinds of shows.

user banned Due September 18 (boy); 1 child; California 21617 posts
1st Jun '13

I don't see an issue with it. My kids will grow up being taught that there is nothing abnormal about transgender people.

Amanda Contento Florida 2300 posts
1st Jun '13
Quoting Adriana's Mami♥ +1:" I'm not into it either. I get that it's a positive message about being comfortable in your own skin, ... [snip!] ... in their cartoons. I'd rather stick to the pleas and thank you, sharing is caring and lets all be friends kinds of shows."

exactly and I agree. I don't see what is wrong with letting boys be boys and playing super heros and girls being girls playing dress up and dolls. I think when we let our kids "explore" and have no restrictions we are just confusing them more. I mean more power to you if you let your son play with dolls and high heels, that's your kid and I wont say nothing mean unless he's a bully. I teach my kids to love no matter what but I wont allow my son to wear dresses and I wont buy him a doll. If he plays with one because his sister is then I wont say anything but I also wont encourage it. People may hate what I say but that's me and my kids and how I will raise them and they can raise them the way they seem fit, I am not trying to hurt anyone's feelings and I will NOT argue about it either.

user banned Due September 18 (boy); 1 child; California 21617 posts
1st Jun '13
Quoting Amanda Contento:" exactly and I agree. I don't see what is wrong with letting boys be boys and playing super heros and ... [snip!] ... and they can raise them the way they seem fit, I am not trying to hurt anyone's feelings and I will NOT argue about it either."


Way to encourage individuality.

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
1st Jun '13

Uh...what's the issue?



I don't get it. Parents will allow their kids to watch violent cartoons (Dragon Ball Z, anyone?) but they are totally against letting them watch cartoons featuring transgender people?

ashleeoh 2 kids; Tucson, Arizona 2608 posts
1st Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Amanda Contento:</b>" exactly and I agree. I don't see what is wrong with letting boys be boys and playing super heros and ... [snip!] ... and they can raise them the way they seem fit, I am not trying to hurt anyone's feelings and I will NOT argue about it either."</blockquote>




Playing super heros is only a boy thing because or society, same with girls playing with dolls. If we let our kids figure out who they are and what they like without forcing them into a box they will be happier and have the ability to be their true selves.

user banned Due September 18 (boy); 1 child; California 21617 posts
1st Jun '13
Quoting ashleeoh:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Amanda Contento:</b>" exactly and I agree. I don't see what ... [snip!] ... they are and what they like without forcing them into a box they will be happier and have the ability to be their true selves."

Exactly. I'd rather my daughter be who she wants to be then forcing her to be someone she's not just because "that's the way it should be" and her hating herself when she gets older because she's not her own person.

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
1st Jun '13
Quoting ღFrodoliciousღ:" :oops: I love DBZ. I watched it when it first came out in the US back when I was in middle school. :P DD's been getting into it too lately. "


I remember watching an episode one time many years ago and being scared by it. :oops:

Adriana's Mami♥ +1 Due December 14 (boy); 33 kids; Ontario 3858 posts
1st Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama♥Sweetpea[24]:</b>" Way to encourage individuality. "</blockquote>



Personally I don't care if my daughter grows up gay/straight/transgender I'm an open person I would love her all the same, it's not about me thinking its wrong. I just think it isn't really a show for a two year old like they say their target audience is.. You know? I'm guessing your comment was for the OP but she was responding to my comment so I just wanted to make myself clear lol.

Amanda Contento Florida 2300 posts
1st Jun '13

well I don't think a two year old can say to you I want to watch such and such show, they only know if YOU the parent put it on FOR them so how is me only allowing my son to do boy things and my daughter to do girl things any different? I choose what my kids watch based on my opinion and you do the same. My daughter's doesn't know anything about this show ( she's 8) and neither does my son and they wont know unless I put it on for them to watch. If you buy a kid a doll of course they will play with it.

Minion Due September 30 (girl); 3 kids; ., GA, United States 21688 posts
1st Jun '13

I don't see the issue. I'm actually looking forward to this show and we're all planning on watching it together, just like we do when we hear about an interesting new show.



How is it confusing to kids? I'm honestly confused by that statement. :?
My kids are growing up around cousins who are married lesbians, in which one looks and acts very masculine. We also have 2 lesbian friends in a long-term relationship in which they are both masculine. And a gay cousin who is very feminine.
My kids are no confused at all by them. It's just how some people are. Nothing to be confused by. Transsexual people are no different.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
1st Jun '13

I don't see the issue at all. The kids who would be watching this show aren't really old enough to think this in depth and question the gender binary. They would probably just think "oh wow, cool, he turns into a superhero!" Come on guys, do you all know anything about children...

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
1st Jun '13
Quoting ღFrodoliciousღ:" My kid asks to watch Spiderman or Winx or Wiggles or Super Why. She's almost 2. I don't choose what ... [snip!] ... can say with a straight face that this show is anywhere near the trainwreck of garbage that is Spongebob or Adventure Time. "


Spongebob and Patrick are pokin' eachother in that damn pineapple. It is clear as day.

Minion Due September 30 (girl); 3 kids; ., GA, United States 21688 posts
1st Jun '13
Quoting Amanda Contento:" well I don't think a two year old can say to you I want to watch such and such show, they only know if ... [snip!] ... does my son and they wont know unless I put it on for them to watch. If you buy a kid a doll of course they will play with it."


2 year olds can't tell you what they want to watch? Really? Tell that to my former 2 year old who was VERY vocal about what she wanted to watch.