Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Smurfette Principle

Found this video last semester, I thought I'd share it with you all. Tell me what you think! Watch it only if you have time because it is about 11 minutes long.

Video Re-posted from

Enjoy Your Wednesday!


The Don of Time said...

It's a great thing to point out, I wish more people would pay attention to this.
In my television production class at college I was one of the only ones who stood up and forced the six male writers to ease up on their bullshit. On one of their sci-fi pitches they even had the equivalent of a supposedly gender-less, but very male character taking advantage of a female character who had just lost her religion. That character later returned with a fleet of ships and it turned into a bonding story between the alien and the pod mates as they defended the alien.

I called them out. i told them how sick that was. After I told them the message that portrayed, how everyone defended the male perpetrator as opposed to the female victim, the main writer's eyes popped. he hadn't even realized what he wrote. That's the sick part.

Anyways, I'm glad that you are out there pointing these things out, people need to be aware.

Although I wish you would have went into more detail about Clarissa Explains it All, as that was the only show I watched growing up, and is thus full of nostalgia for me. I would have like to hear what you had to say.

Vicky said...

Thanks for your comment The Don of Time, but this isn't my video. I just reposted the video. :) If you want to hear more of Nostalgia Chick's commentary she has a bunch of videos on: