Monday, December 14, 2009

I mean .. seriously .. wha ??

Children's favourite Thomas the Tank Engine has been attacked by a Canadian academic for being sexist.
Shauna Wilton( P.H.D./YMCA/W.A.N.K) a professor of political sciences at the University of Alberta, also highlighted the class divide which sees Thomas and his friends at the bottom of the social ladder and the wealthy Fat Controller at the top.

She launched her study after watching the animated programme, which is shown in over 130 countries, with her three-year-old daughter.

She then analysed the plots, characters and other aspects of 23 different episodes to draw her conclusions, which she then presented at a conference of political science in Canada.

Ah Shauna ......

Bump this beeeeatch !

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1 comment:

Deirdre O'Shaughnessy said...

Ah now. That's just ridiculous! Although they did a similar study on Enid Blyton not long ago and the results were a bit stark - racist (golliwogs); fattist (FATTY from the Famous Five); homophobic (George from the Famous Five) and sexist (Anne from the Famous Five). Does make you wonder how our parents grew up so normal!