What do you see?

Jennifer Borgioli Binis, When 140 just isn't enough…, May 09, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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Sure, they're just prom pictures. But: "There’s a pattern there. A pattern girls and boys notice and internalize, to say nothing of the messages transgender children may be picked up. Boys are heroes. Girls can only be heroes if they stop being a girl. Just ask Mulan." People learn not only from class but from the totality of their environment, and especially from marketing and media. "Representation matters. Patterns add up. If the images we boost, over and over again because they’re just 'kids having a good time', what images, voices, and representation are we not boosting?" What we share matters. What we promote matters. Each moment we act in a community, we are educating someone.

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