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May 07, 2011

Saturday Afternoon Gender Throwdown. [krakatoa]

A new comprehensive study has uncovered yet another instance of the misogyny inherent in the system.

It may come as a surprise to you, but thanks to science, (and a healthy Gubm't grant, no doubt) we now know that kid's books are just a cesspool of gender inequality.

There seems to be some confusion by the good Doc running the study on why this would be so.

I had kind of expected that books would start off in 1900 being unequal and become more equal over time, she said.

We were surprised by the historical patterns and by the animals. The fact that the animals were the most unequal and even in the 1990s there were still two male animals to every one female animal.

I'd like to think that the hobo-hunting hoardes of AoS could come up with some good theories as to why this might be so.

I'll start the ball rolling: Chick characters just aren't that interesting, what with their primping and gossiping and shopping and going on and on (and on) about their pretty ponies, and most of all, their disinclination to ever catch a hobo in a pit-trap.

Any other ideas?

(h/t to Vic from last night's ONT thread)


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