I have something I need to say. This really bothers me, and I’m just not sure there’s a solution. It’s been weighing on me for a while, and I need to get it off my chest.
Dora and Swiper really bother me.
Wait, that’s not earth shattering news? Dora’s ear-splitting voice is pretty obnoxious for a lot of people out there. If you’re like me, you’ll do pretty much anything to get out of watching Dora – including tuning in to Strawberry Shortcake instead. *Shudder*
Dora’s voice and the stupidity of the plot are annoying, it’s true. But is an aspect of the show that is almost sinister: the lack of true role models.
Let’s start with Swiper. Why is it that we have to tell Swiper not to swipe three times before he’ll listen? And when he doesn’t listen, why aren’t there any repercussions for his actions? I struggle with this, as Laura is a typical little kid – who often doesn’t listen to what she’s told.