Crystal Smith, author of The Achilles Effect, blogs about the the impact of kids’ popular culture on young boys becuase she has been regularly disappointed by the film and television offerings available to her two young sons.
She has analyzed the incidences of words used in advertising toys for boys and girls during after-school cartoon blocks. She discussed this a bit in her book, but now she has tranfsormed the collated data into wordclouds.
While admitting that this is not an exhaustive study, she finds the graphical representation quite interesting and a place to begin a discussion. I agree.
|Word incidences in boy-toy ads|
|Word incidences girl-toy ads|