This past Wednesday, September 27th, the Women and Gender Studies Center sponsored Show and Tell: Childhood Toys, Games, and Self, which was an in-center event to discuss the impact of childhood toys and games on people’s self-perception. For more information, check out the event on Mason360: https://cglink.me/2d7/r2190402.
During the event, participants discussed formative childhood movies, TV shows, and games. For activities, participants painted rocks or colored on paper and played a charades-esque guessing game, wherein participants would draw a slip of paper from a basket and try to get others to guess the word. Some specific notable topics of conversations were Monster High dolls, PBS TV shows like Cyberchase and Super Why, and the Disney Channel’s online London Tipton Suite Styler game.
During this event, participants were able to relive some of the happier moments in their childhood and relate to others. Although childhood can be a sensitive topic, childhood is also something that greatly impacts the formation of a person’s self. The Women and Gender Studies Center provides a safe space for these important topics, and we hope to see you at future events.
October 01, 2023