Love the content and girl characters, boys not portrayed well
I think this show rocks, but has one minor flaw. My daughter is 7 and loves it. She wishes the show were on more often. The characters are so refreshing; they are just normal, comfortable in their skin, fun-loving girls. It is a welcome contrast to female characters on television and in movies today, portrayed as some combination of: stereo-typically attractive, highly sexualized, one dimensional, bitchy, trying to get a man and/or compete with a woman. These girls have lives, and they are curious about the world. They are not catty to each other (like girls in most of the programs - even in shows like the newer Scooby Doos, Sophia the First and Avatar). They work together and dress and behave like real nice, normal, people, WOW! The topics of the shows are very interesting to my kids (and me). I love to watch this one with them. I have only one complaint about the show, which is in the cartoon part; the boy is portrayed as a complete idiot. Why do the producers have to make the boy an idiot? To me, that demeans the show. The girls in this show shine all on their own, there is no reason to elevate them by degrading the boy character. Lots of little boys like to watch SciGirls too (including my 10 year old boy). This feels like some throw back feminist cheap shot to me - totally unnecessary. We don't need to put the other gender down to elevate our own. Both genders are amazing in their own ways and deserve respect and admiration from the other, in my opinion. Haven't we learned that? Except for this feature, the show is great. I just plainly point out to my kids that they're trying to make the boy dumb, and that no boys I know are really like that, and they agree. I recommend this show and hope they will change the boy character.
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