Just when you thought you couldn’t possibly be any more victimized: According to a University of Southern California study, womyn are underrepresented in animated films.
Truly, this is something that deserves to be blown-out of proportion!
The study finds that female roles are rare in children’s movies, including Nemo, the 2003 mega-hit, and last year’s Madagascar, among others… For every speaking female character, the study finds, there are three male characters.
Men always have the upper hand– even in Toon-Town! Damn you, patriarchy!! DAMN YOUUUUUU!!!!!
In order for there to be equality in the cartoon universe, female cartoon characters must represent 50% of all those portrayed– at least 50%, I mean.
And if female characters ever do become 50% of animated characters, then us feminists would start complaining that there is too much cartoon violence directed against them.
Not only that, the female characters should never be the butt of any jokes because that would send “the wrong message” and damage girls’ oh-so-fragile self-esteem.
So in other words: we must increase the frequency of women in these cartoons, but we can’t show any of them being unintelligent or cowardly or anything less than completely Amazonian.
In fact, there is absolutely no shortage of complaints that us feminists can cook-up when it comes to womyn in the media.
Does a certain female character look attractive? She’s being objectified!
Does she not look attractive? They won’t let womyn express their sexuality!
Does she have a weakness? They’re portraing womyn as feeble!
Is she abrasive and obnoxious? They can’t handle strong womyn!
And so on ad infinitum.
If us feminists had our way, a proper children’s movie would consist of a dreary sociology lecture spiced-up with comedy routines that involve the crushing of testicles.
But at any rate, I find cartoons to be highly offensive and damaging to the well-being of womyn in general.
For instance, the wicked mustache-twirling Snidely Whiplash is a role-model that all males secretly aspire to emulate:
The only logical result of this imagery is having thousands of poor womyn being tied to railway tracks every year. Why does society not care about the plight of innocent damsels in distress?
And in that same vein, the following popular character is a vicious stalker and sexual predator:
In a society that truly respected wimmin, the vile Pepe Le Pew series would be banned as hate speech. But the 1949 short “For Scent-imental Reasons” even won an Oscar! Can you believe it? GRRR!
My systyrs, we must take action!