Yerli Yapım Çizgi Filmlerde Toplumsal Cinsiyet Eşit(siz)liği
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In this research, it is aimed to examine Turkish cartoon series which are broadcasted in national thematic children's channels and including mother, father and child characters in terms of gender equality. In this context, a total of 83 episodes of Biz İkimiz, Canım Kardeşim, Kral Şakir, and Neşeli Dünyam were evaluated with the content analysis technique. The characters were examined in terms of gender stereotypes under the themes of being in public sphere, daily life activities and behavior characteristics. For the mother and father characters the communication they established with their children was analyzed as a separate theme. In conclusion, the mother characters were less involved in the public sphere, and their actions were concentrated on cooking, baby care and house works. The fathers were more involved in the public sphere and their actions focused on repairing, driving and going to work. Mothers come to the fore with their behavioral characteristics being emotional and domestic; fathers being related to science and technology and self-confidence. Fathers have the ability to be friends with their children in accordance with the changing fatherhood roles; mothers were found to have more serious and instructive communication. It was found that the girl and the boy characters were represented in similarly with the actions and behavior characteristics of the mother and father characters. In daily life activities, girls are mostly associated with helping household works and boys are repairing. While girls place emphasis on appearance and beauty, boys are represented as related to science and technology. Boys received more praise than girls and the minor characters were mostly male. As a result, it can be said that gender stereotypes were reproduced in Turkish cartoon series. This situation was interpreted as the reinforcement for gender stereotypes by using cartoons and their participation in the patriarchal structure.