This meeting is really bad.
Now that there’s a time change, I suddenly have no difficulties in getting up in the morning. I even had tea. Clearly I am broken.
Self, if you’re just waiting for the damned podcast to end so you can do something you enjoy, you don’t actually enjoy the podcast.
What about a history of childhood focusing on children-as-fans? No?
BUT THAT WOULD BE SO FASCINATING. Because it involves the question of “do children like this because they like it, or because we tell them to?” which applies SO MUCH to gender and gendered toys/media, but also just how we talk about childhood and what children like in general and how does that serves the needs of the parents and what about children’s rights and what about moving from folklore and public culture to copyrighted media in colonized areas and and and!
There’s a really interesting article on Girls & Dolls in the colonial period in the US that would be a good way of starting. Lots of stuff could be done.