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TV Shows That Defy Gender Stereotypes
There are so many ways to be a kid, and research has proven that it's important for kids of all ages and identities to see themselves reflected in the media they view, especially when it comes to gender. Our own research review shows that these messages influence kids as early as preschool, which makes it even clearer that it's important to look for positive gender portrayals in our kids' media. On TV, it can be difficult to find girls and boys (and men and women!) who defy gender stereotypes. Luckily, we've got lots of picks that offer balanced and positive gender representations, from tween boys cementing friendships in Stranger Things to pint-sized girlbosses leading Odd Squad's math problem-solving agency.