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View Diary: Sexism in childrens shows. How Cars: Mater's Tall Tales encourages objectification of women (38 comments)

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  •  You're wrong (0+ / 0-)

    about the first cars move (haven't seen the second).  Sally is all right as a vehicular love interest (to borrow a phrase), but that's all she is.  Literally all of the really active characters (McQueen, Mater, the Sheriff, the Hudson Hornet character) are male.  So are the vast majority of supporting characters.  There's no reason for this.

    There are quite a number of kids' shows these days that send good to decent gender-equality messages (off the top of my head among those my son has liked: The Backyardigans, and that one with the female talking dog I am for some reason blanking on right now) -- but the Cars franchise isn't really one of them.

    •  That's not entirely true. Sally is an (0+ / 0-)

      attorney that moved there from a big city after staying for the view and she owns the renovated hotel. And she seems to have just as much dialogue as the other characters if I remember correctly, especially in the courthouse. And as McQueen thinks he can sweet talk her, she finds it annoying and calls his bluff for 'kerchow'.

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