chapter  12
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The Media as an Agent of Gender Development

The quote at the beginning of this chapter is from A. A. Milne’s classic children’s book, Winnie-the-Pooh. Many of us may remember having the book read to us as children, or reading it to our own children. The delightful stories of these characters are favorites of thousands if not millions of readers of children’s books worldwide. But how many of us realized as we enjoyed these stories that all of the major characters, save Kanga, are male?