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What the HELL is the Smurfette Principle?

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  1. Saberspark

    Saberspark

    Hónapja

    Am I going to regret Googling Sabie a week from now? Probably lol

    • DΩGSΨS

      DΩGSΨS

      Hónapja

      Ima do it.

    • The Midnight Otaku

      The Midnight Otaku

      Hónapja

      Saberspark I think you’ve made Sabie’s popularity bigger than... (scans the SupremePrincess fanart) ...yeah.

    • Kylo-Juju

      Kylo-Juju

      Hónapja

      nah you're furry so you'll be fine to some extent... 😂😂😂

    • Bionicle fan 117

      Bionicle fan 117

      Hónapja

      Bionicle

    • Symbiotic Void Munkey

      Symbiotic Void Munkey

      Hónapja

      challenge accepted

  2. HatPeasyCat

    HatPeasyCat

    28 perccel

    Bionicle

  3. Enemy Crab

    Enemy Crab

    2 órája

    Hmm.. I've been writing an animated series for about two years now, and almost all of my characters are female, and I never thought about how it panned out that way or what it meant until now.

  4. Dbz Legends

    Dbz Legends

    10 órája

    Penny in inspector gadget was technically a main role without her gadget would have failed every mission. Let's not forget Princess Adora. Or wonder woman. There were some good ones. That weren't all ponys and rainbows.

  5. Sophia Astatine

    Sophia Astatine

    Napja

    Ultimately, the best characters will always be the ones that inspire and relate to you regardless of what gender you are. You know, the ones who are up to more interesting stuff than whatever bathroom or section in the clothing store they hang out in.

  6. Dominic Underwood

    Dominic Underwood

    2 napja

    (Edit): before anything else, I want to make this clear. This entire concept does not apply to women alone, every demographic & personality under the sun can fit into this; "only there as a token" trope. This isn't a strictly a problem for female characters. There's a lot of stuff to unpack here, none of what I'm about to say here is an attack on Elsie as a person, even though it may sound like that at times, it's just the way I talk when annoyed at something. I'm sure she's an absolutely delightful person irl & I hope to see more of her in future (less antagonistically driven) videos. I'm mainly trying to dismantle the poorly formulated arguments shown here that I've seen incorrectly flaunted around time & time again. I don't want to believe or even assume Elsie is a much more forward & less considerate of other perspectives types of personalities just from the way she talks, so I'll give her the benefit of the doubt & just go with it being the way she *presents* her argument. I believe people fail to realize that sometimes when characters are made to fit a role (gender or otherwise) it's entirely possible that they *don't need to be more than that.* I'm black & I've seen DOOOOZENS of the "big black guy" or even "male brutes" in general in superhero teams &/or tv-show teams in general, I've never been personally offended by any of it. You know why? Because not only was 60% of the time the male brute character had interesting personality &/or story arcs, but there are times when that character *only* exists to fit that character slot. And you know what? That's not a bad thing. Yes, I'm sure many cases of the Smurfette Princible were just to have a love interest for a the males, it's tiresome at best with how many times they repeated that trope throughout the 90s, but you fail to realize that in story telling, not all characters need to be worthy of the front-page. Do you emotionally & spiritually identify with every human on the planet with xx chromosomes? Just because she's female, that means your perspective on the world hangs on the balance of her existence? You don't need to be the subconscious savor of every fictional woman *just* because you're also a woman. Just like I don't need to go on a one-sided rant whenever I (a black man) see the "big black brute" on a tv show. Else, if I had a major problem with every superhero series that featured a single "black brute" on one or more of the teams, I would never be able to stomach reading a single issue/episode ever again. I may come off as a bit aggressive in this comment, but this whole video seems disingenuous & misleading. I don't care for the "Smurfette Princible" very much either, but you've got to draw a line in the sand eventually. Half the shows & movies you listed near the beginning, the Smurfette equivalenT in those films were *MADE* to fit that role. That's how fiction works, *ROLES.* Cool 1-dimensional Anime-style Protagonist Hot-headed Rogue Quick-Whitten Jokester Big Brute The Science Nut *These. Are. Called. ROLES.* And roles; are meant to be filled. Talk about the *individual* lack of personality or nuance in a specific character all the live long day, but I cannot for the life of me get with this self-serving projection vomit that some people like to call real criticism. I am not defending any particular principle or trope, but the fact that you're acting as if this thing only happens to women is laughable at best. 14:05 Did that ruin the show for you? Did that invalidate the existence of the female characters in your eyes? No? Then what's the problem? 14:21 I don't believe these 2 are strong *because* they're female, they're just strong & *happen* to be female. Is that a problem for you? 14:32 Here we are, this is a predictable sentiment from a lot of misguided writers. These are not well-written *female* characters, these are well-written *characters,* who *are* female. With the exception of a few details in their backstories & how they interact with the narrative in some areas. If you completely removed s** from the equation, what would that change? "A soldier takes off the metal helmet & kills the witch king" ...nothing? Nothing has changed? In this *one* scene, what is the relevance of the soldier being a woman *or* a man. Unless the character is *extremely* important, nobody should care more about her, a woman, killing the king over Gimli, a dwarf, killing him. When you discard any character's personality, ambition, backstory &/or substance & whittle her down to; *"ah great, another female, it's a good thing we've got one of *those* on stage" that kind of sounds more s**ist than the Smurfette Principal, doesn't it? Tell me what you believe is more s**is; creating a character for the purpose of fitting a female-driven position or taking an already established character, ignoring anything & everything to her story besides her gender, and labeling her as nothing more than; "a good representation of that gender"? I can tell you my answer; it isn't the former.

  7. Taltan

    Taltan

    2 napja

    Saber's final scream was amazing

  8. MIGHTYKNOWN

    MIGHTYKNOWN

    2 napja

    Fun fact: there’s a horror game called “Outlast” and outlast DOESN’T have females in it OUTLAST GAME HAS NO WOMEN IN THIS until “Outlast 2”

  9. Joshua Hart

    Joshua Hart

    3 napja

    Hear this Kennedy

  10. VALE PEPE

    VALE PEPE

    3 napja

    Me and the boy's trying to replace the girl in our group

  11. Jocelyn The Possum

    Jocelyn The Possum

    3 napja

    Make the smurfs gay 📖📘👋🙄

  12. dragoonfunykid

    dragoonfunykid

    3 napja

    but, what about irma?

  13. THÈ PHØĒÑÎX ÓF ĪÇË

    THÈ PHØĒÑÎX ÓF ĪÇË

    3 napja

    WHY THE HEcK ARE THERE 59 SHOWS?!?!

  14. THÈ PHØĒÑÎX ÓF ĪÇË

    THÈ PHØĒÑÎX ÓF ĪÇË

    3 napja

    Ok And if it's ur channel,it's ur rules,and if it's your rules,then u make those rules,so YES YA DO. Why? Or how? CUZ ITS UR CHANNEL AND UR RULES!

  15. THÈ PHØĒÑÎX ÓF ĪÇË

    THÈ PHØĒÑÎX ÓF ĪÇË

    3 napja

    The thumbnail...WHY?!?!

  16. Sprig Plantar

    Sprig Plantar

    3 napja

    Smurfs lost world: *SAY SIKE*

  17. chuckledarkly

    chuckledarkly

    3 napja

    i think part of it might also be linked to what different genders like and will sell. A lot less little girls enjoy a mindless easy to write action show than little boys. its just all about following the money as they said.

  18. -oto moto-

    -oto moto-

    4 napja

    One piece does women characters amazingly with the two leading lady's having practically no romantic interest in boys and interact with eatch quite alot without and romantic topics in there diolog

  19. OneAndOnlySound

    OneAndOnlySound

    4 napja

    Winnie The Pooh...ok but how many actually "weren't sure" about Rabbit during there childhoods? As a 90's kid, but someone whose seen the older (and newer) stuff but uh...yeah. I got to admit Smurfette's role was kinda weird because she was pushed into the background despite the fact she was created by Gargamel. It's a shame it never got a reboot that was any good.

  20. South

    South

    4 napja

    this didnt even get put on my feed until today lmfao but still a good watch

  21. ShojoBakunyu

    ShojoBakunyu

    4 napja

    Most women I know are unable to pass the Bechtel Test. Don't hate reality.

  22. samuel reese

    samuel reese

    4 napja

    Do you think we will swing to a point where the smurfette principal will reverse where you have the one guy who is there to facilitate the whole female cast?

  23. Jackal Da beast

    Jackal Da beast

    4 napja

    A cartoon character has their own cult in Russia? And it's not a joke- WHAT-

  24. Communist

    Communist

    4 napja

    Booba ⣿⣿⣿⣿⢋⢐⢔⣴⣬⣕⣔⣌⣬⣩⡹⣛⣛⢻⠿⠿⠿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿ ⣿⣿⡿⠇⢔⢡⣾⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣽⣿⣟⣷⣶⢧⣮⣍⣝⢻⢿⣿ ⣿⠟⡑⢅⠕⣼⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣷⠟⢻⣿⣶⠊ ⡏⢌⢌⠢⡡⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⡀⢸⣿⡇⠄ ⠨⡂⠆⠕⢌⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⢿⠧⠾⢛⣭⣴ ⠨⡂⠕⢅⠕⡸⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⡿⡿⠿⢟⢛⠫⡋⢅⠕⡐⠔⡰⣿⣿⣿⣿ ⡑⢌⠪⡐⢬⢢⢩⢙⢍⠍⢕⢑⠰⡈⡢⡑⢅⠢⡑⢌⠢⡑⢌⢊⠆⣹⣿⣿⣿ ⡨⢂⠕⡨⢂⢅⢃⠇⢧⢹⡸⡸⣘⣒⢲⢸⢰⢱⢸⢰⢱⡘⡜⡔⣹⣿⣿⣿⣿ ⣿⣶⣕⡨⢂⠆⢕⠨⡂⢆⠪⡘⢌⢊⠪⡊⡚⠜⡊⡪⢊⠜⡨⢐⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿ ⠉⠛⠿⢿⣷⣷⣥⣎⣔⡡⡊⢌⠢⢡⢑⠌⡌⢌⠢⡊⢔⣡⠂⠈⠉⠿⣿⣿⣿ ⠄⠄⠄⠄⠈⠉⠛⠿⣿⠉⠄⠄⠄⢀⠄⠄⠄⠄⠄⠄⠄⠙⠄⠄⠄⠄⠐⠹⣿ ⣿⣿⣿⣿⠛⠻⢿⣿⡿⠿⠿⢿⣿⡿⠿⠿⢿⣿⡟⠛⠿⣿⣿⡿⠻⣿⣿⣿⣿ ⣿⣿⣿⣿⢈⡁⢸⣿⡇⢰⡆⢸⣿⡇⢰⡆⢸⣿⡇⣉⠄⣿⡿⠁⠃⠹⣿⣿⣿ ⣿⣿⣿⣿⣤⣤⣼⣿⣧⣤⣤⣼⣿⣧⣤⣤⣼⣿⣧⣤⣤⣿⣧⣼⣿⣤⣿⣿⣿

  25. Tolga Çokaygil

    Tolga Çokaygil

    4 napja

    April is real independent girl but Harley Quinn isn't lol -u cannot cancel me because I have a f kn ideas and laws-human laws-

  26. Dangen Editor

    Dangen Editor

    4 napja

    Are we gona talk about how Sabie hit Saber with a bat and that's how she came in. Are we gona just ignore that?

  27. DaZebraffe

    DaZebraffe

    4 napja

    Bechdel is pronounced "Beck-dell." Also, the Bechdel Test is complete and utter garbage. There are a shit-ton of movies that treat women pretty grossly, that absolutely pass the Bechdel Test. And plenty of movies feminists/feminism in general are absolutely in love with, that FAIL the test.

  28. DaZebraffe

    DaZebraffe

    4 napja

    Also, since the whole idea behind the Smurfette Principle is that the sole female character is "just there to be pretty/sell the franchise to girls/become motivation for the male characters to take action when she gets kidnapped/etc.," you can't actually count Star Wars. Leia was a badass. Same for Gargoyles, 'cause Lisa Maza was no damsel in distress.

  29. DaZebraffe

    DaZebraffe

    4 napja

    Also, 4:43 seems to be implying Mercy is the only female character in Overwatch...which makes it painfully obvious you've never played Overwatch, and didn't do your homework on it properly. I don't even play the game, and one quick search for "Overwatch character list" and a scan of the wiki's list, shows me there are fifteen male characters, fifteen female characters, and two that are robots, so technically neither male nor female. Good job.

  30. DaZebraffe

    DaZebraffe

    4 napja

    4:26 No, the first generation of My Little Pony did NOT go the route of vapid, girly, full of tea parties and dresses and cakes and...yadda, yadda, yadda. Actually, out of 4.5 generations so far, only gen 3.5 actually did that.

  31. Abhishek Bandyopadhyay

    Abhishek Bandyopadhyay

    4 napja

    I thought the concept of Sabie was gonna be a one-time thing, huh?

  32. Popw wrestling

    Popw wrestling

    4 napja

    In tnmt you forgot thelma. Anyways it's all about money. That's why media now is embracing "change" even tho shows are not glorified commercials now. They still sell merchandise. I agree about the good writing and character development.

  33. JayFolipurba

    JayFolipurba

    4 napja

    But to be fair, the one female characters are some of the most memorable to me. What does that mean?

  34. doro626

    doro626

    5 napja

    I was honestly never sure if Big Bird was male of female. Boys liked cartoons. I watched Rainbow bright ,strawberry shortcake and Jem because I liked cartoons. I didnt like the OG my little pony, but I would probably have liked the new version. 8 yr old me just wanted cartoons. I would have watched Winx club back then too. I always thought Peyo was a frenchman. Belgium. good to know.

  35. WaxCake

    WaxCake

    5 napja

    Aren't all of the smurfs related?

  36. DashingHeights

    DashingHeights

    5 napja

    So now that Sabie has had two videos, you know the next step. Saber fursona.

  37. mothra 777 asdf h

    mothra 777 asdf h

    5 napja

    Her voice is so HD

  38. Ian Lamm

    Ian Lamm

    5 napja

    FiM is reverse smurfette principle

  39. FBI Agent

    FBI Agent

    5 napja

    I don't find gender swap saber attractive by the slightest Is this a curse? Or am I free?

  40. jennifer russell

    jennifer russell

    5 napja

    I am giving you a like JUST BECAUSE you mentioned The Real Ghostbusters

  41. Ijustwatchthevids

    Ijustwatchthevids

    5 napja

    Just want to point out that Street Sharks doesn't belong in the list. The female character of the show never actually existed. She was made up by someone doing a prank by writing up fake episode descriptions.

  42. Xebelan

    Xebelan

    6 napja

    There are good points here but you've got some things skewed... there are other female Smurfs in the cartoon. Sassette and Nanny. Why does nobody remember Irma from TMNT? She was awesome and she and April were fun together. GI Joe has multiple female characters-- and many of them got toys-- Jinx, Baroness, Scarlett, Lady Jaye, Covergirl and Zarana. You forget the song by the first tooth ponies murdering the new born twins because they're jealous-- and the killer eldritch slime, or any of the other really disturbing crap that happened on g1 mlp-- very rarely was it tea-parties, ever. More often it was firebreathing salamanders and cursed horseshoes. Gargoyles is a poor example of the Smurfette principle-- it has four female regular characters in addition to many female setting characters. Thundercats also has multiple reoccurring female characters including Mandora, a female Robocop-like law woman, and three female Thundercats. He-Man is dripping in not only female characters but powerful ones-- Marlena the badass pilot and explorer and Queen, Teela as Captain of the Guard, the Sorceress, Dre-Elle, Evil-Lyn as a main villain who often had her own plots independent of Skeletor... not to mention all the minor female characters and the fact She-Ra is also an expansion of the Masters universe. I just feel like you read someone else's summary of things and went from that rather than your own opinions or your examples would have been better chosen.

  43. Shadowbonboi

    Shadowbonboi

    6 napja

    I agree but kipo and the age of the wonder beasts I say has a really great plot with good diversity

  44. Logan FBIopenup

    Logan FBIopenup

    6 napja

    Oh

  45. Retro Gaming Couple

    Retro Gaming Couple

    6 napja

    I will say, this is a better representation than a full on feminist attack 😅.... and Saber, I remember the very first star wars toys😏 I had too many to admit to🤣

  46. Freddie Ban-Murray

    Freddie Ban-Murray

    6 napja

    Ghost bustets falling in both

  47. AnyThingWorx

    AnyThingWorx

    6 napja

    Regardless of what it is, it doesn’t matter. *at all*

  48. Lane Riddle

    Lane Riddle

    6 napja

    I came for the thumbnail

  49. AmadeusA

    AmadeusA

    7 napja

    I'm a little confused exactly what the Smurfette Principle is. Is it quantity of female characters with all boys and one girl? If it's that, I don't think G.I. Joe should be on the list with Scarlett, Lady Jaye, Jinx, Baroness. Is it quality of females characters with their defining trait being "girl"? If it's that, I don't think Gargoyles should be on the list with how Elisa was portrayed.

  50. Shadraw Dragon

    Shadraw Dragon

    7 napja

    As a hobby writer myself, i find that its hard to write characters of the opposite gender. I find it hard to nail those little nuances between the two, at leas without it being overdone. The smurfette principle is fascinating to me, truly.

  51. Garth Sanders

    Garth Sanders

    7 napja

    Smurfette was made by Gargamel to disrupt the all male Smurf society, I think...

  52. Kopperhed

    Kopperhed

    7 napja

    R2D2 and C3P0 are male?

  53. Sleepyhead

    Sleepyhead

    7 napja

    19:21 **WHEEZING INTENSIFYS**

  54. Jabba The Hutt

    Jabba The Hutt

    7 napja

    Once i realized i can make my own characters with the toys i had, i didnt worry so much about finding a good girls show.

  55. Douglas Hermey

    Douglas Hermey

    7 napja

    HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA! TO all the people who said that Anime is anti-girl I laugh at you! HAHAHA! No less than 3 woman per series!

  56. TuftedMocha7

    TuftedMocha7

    7 napja

    Why are you torturing us with feminism & political correctness? 3:50 is undeniably, absolutely right; give a woman rights & she is guaranteed to rip out your throat with her teeth. You can see this all through this very video! The girl keeps hitting the guy with a baseball bat - why is no-one getting offended over this blatant display of female brutality?

  57. SamiTheAnxiousBean

    SamiTheAnxiousBean

    7 napja

    atleast smurfette had a incannon reason for being the only female smurf the others... not so much

  58. Living Myth

    Living Myth

    7 napja

    I think the real point of the "Bechdel Test" is to become aware of how rarely it's fulfilled in media in general, not to judge any particular show or movie specifically. As you pointed out, a show can have excellent female characters and "fail" the test, or it can have crappy, shallow female characters and "pass." What's more useful is to take note that such a trivial, simple thing regarding female representation in media is remarkably difficult to find -- whereas the equivalent with male characters is comically easy to find. Also, if the inclusion of Smurfette was to allay fears that the smurfs were gay, then by that logic doesn't that imply that all the smurfs are fucking her? Is that what they wanted viewers to think?

  59. Logan Burnette

    Logan Burnette

    7 napja

    As soon as I heard Star Wars I immediately thought of Ahsoka. A strong character that just so happened to be female

  60. DeerySenpai

    DeerySenpai

    7 napja

    This kinda applies to lgbtq+ chrs. If there’s one in a movie/tv show, then they die or that’s their whole character. HOWEVER kipo, she-ra, and other stuff have definitely pulled it off and its so freaking amazing

  61. Hwarming

    Hwarming

    8 napja

    ...why was Overwatch used as an example? Tracer is the mascot character for the game

  62. Zissa YT

    Zissa YT

    8 napja

    Why does sabie sound like Google translate? Or is it just me?

  63. Igor Chmurski

    Igor Chmurski

    8 napja

    why do i even wath this video... its not like i care about this stuff... i could be sleeping right now.....

  64. Nekuia Ostergod

    Nekuia Ostergod

    8 napja

    Wait, the Penguins of Madagascar had a female lead/supportive character? I know Madagascar movies had a female lead. But if she shows up in PoM it would be guest star and should not be counted... Though you did not say the Madagascar as a movie so this is fine enough.

  65. epic Lyall Thomas

    epic Lyall Thomas

    8 napja

    I feel like a good example is the res evil movies

  66. beat box king

    beat box king

    8 napja

    So harem?

  67. The Last Phoenix

    The Last Phoenix

    8 napja

    Smurfette Principle. Me, watching Girls und Panzer, Saki, Non-Non Biyori, Lucky Star, Azumanga: "Hmm..."

  68. MrDjBigZ

    MrDjBigZ

    8 napja

    i cant what is wrong wtih Smurfette principle thing? if i make show or comic i would also do the same for it works

  69. i am in pain

    i am in pain

    8 napja

    WHY DID SHE PRONOUNCE KANGA AS ''KONGA'' LMFAOOO

  70. Ibra Mrvl

    Ibra Mrvl

    8 napja

    Technically that goes the opposite way in a lot if disney movies they usually center about a woman having a man for the soul purpouse of having him (some of there disney princess films exclude a prince but u know what I mean)

  71. BlazingAero420

    BlazingAero420

    8 napja

    A Gadget cult, that's funny af lol

  72. Voltren Xytech

    Voltren Xytech

    8 napja

    the Bechdel test has always bugged the shit out of me, cause a show can fail it for a small off hand comment, like "oh shit, my dads gonna kill me for that" but pass it by simply flipping the parental role, or if the main characters is a guy, the show will most likely fail the test because the whole show revolves around them, i mean the whole thing stems from a comic in 1985, on how a character will only watch things that match her 3 rules, and in turn fails the test by mentioning the third rule... also a pretty crap way to select what movies to watch, kinda like the wierdos that wont play a game if it has a female protagonist

  73. Happy Savage

    Happy Savage

    8 napja

    Half of these the shows, she named, I never heard, and/or watched before, in my entire lifetime. De fuqu?

  74. Arshiel

    Arshiel

    9 napja

    It feels weird irl to be the only odd gender in a group

  75. David Rivera

    David Rivera

    9 napja

    Are you trans ?

  76. jack squatt

    jack squatt

    9 napja

    Okay, hold on. Kanga from Whinnie the Pooh was not a romantic love interest. She was the older, wiser, voice of reason. She was the "mom" figure, in a land where there were no other mothers. Why is she used as an example of women being disrespected? The writer of that article was gravely mistaken.

  77. jack squatt

    jack squatt

    9 napja

    *Legit Question* Is this a defiance of the Smurfette Principle: Fujiko from Lupin III. She is the only reoccurring female character in an otherwise cast of male characters. She has had romantic dealings with the main character in the past, which are rarely shown. However, her main role is to almost invariably act as a secondary antagonist, ruining the main character's schemes time after time for her own benefit. Is this an example or a subversion of the Smurfette Principle?

  78. Spooder Dude

    Spooder Dude

    9 napja

    Did they straight up forget the brown m&m who is canonically married to green?

  79. RedwoodTheElf

    RedwoodTheElf

    9 napja

    "Of the Smurfs I've seen in there, only two have body hair...do you love your papa, Smurfer Girl?" - Tom Smith in a parody of "Surfer Girl" So what about the reverse situation, like Harem Anime, where there are lots of girls and only one guy? So, wait, how is R2D2 a "Guy?" And C3P0? And I'm pretty sure Aunt Beru was female. and Mon Mothma.

  80. LordValzy

    LordValzy

    9 napja

    I do not think this principle is neccessarily a problem if a show is aiming for boys as audience and girls can choose to watch it or not, i am not a fan of complaining for the sake of complaining. This is especially true if it is literally just about "leading roles", the Turtles had leading roles of Turtles who were massive, have not seen or been one myself in real life and i am not gonna complain about that. In generell, some shows did not have many personalities that stood long term, odds were those had few of everything to begin with, others had huge casts and could have done this differently. But the oddest thing about this is that the Turtles had Irma and April. And later on there were Sassette and Grandma with the smurfs, so there was more representation after all. It would be just as if not more valid to complain that this species that did not seem to have any females later on be canonically rewritten to have had them in the past and all. In terms of the smurfs there is something else that is odd, Smurfette was named after her gender but it was kind of "her name" more so then any of the early guys who were mostly named after job/trait, then there were a few named by family position and later children hat actual names. That stands out as more odd to me. Someone in the comments said that "My little Pony is basically the same for women", yet never once did i complain about the show as a child and would watch it whenever i could. edit: Lol, the video just literally dropped from 4 digit downvotes to 2 digits. But i myself took back my downvote after it became a much more nuanced point of view. The nuance helped also with the "joke" of "violence against the guy" which is itself an old trope just that it is generally accepted

  81. Jennifer Stewarts

    Jennifer Stewarts

    9 napja

    This isn't that uncommon, and it goes both ways. Shows that were generally aimed at boys, tend to have all male cast with 1 female supporting character... BUT what people forget is... it goes the other way too... Shows aimed at a female audience, often had only a single male character and he was often just comic relief. My little ponies... for example tended to only have 1 or 2 male characters (spike the dragon) and the rest of the cast was female. She-Ra... rainbow bright, etc. now, the reason for this is far far more annoying then most people think. The reason for cartoons, the whole point to cartoons in the 80's... was to sell toys. Period. If a cartoon couldn't sell toys, it didn't make money, and as such wasn't worth the time it took to animate. Shows lived and died by their toy sales. And the problem quickly cropped up, boys, and girls... played with different types of toys. Parents would fork out big bucks for transformers, and the transformers cartoon was constant marketing, introducing new products (characters) all the time. The problem was, girls toys, tended to be more limited, cartoon wise. there wasn't a lot in the 80's they could do for animated girls toys. Girls toys were very wide spread, with different brands and types. so girls had a wider verity, but their toys didn't lend themselves all to often to animated series. In this we had care bears, my little ponies, rainbow bright, etc.. but then add in things like skipping ropes, skip it, home theamed things like easy bake, and such... which really didn't lean towards cartoons.

  82. Semantic Dragon

    Semantic Dragon

    9 napja

    I never noticed. I watched a lot of Scooby Doo. Not enough appreciation for how progressive a show it was.

  83. Kirami Mioka

    Kirami Mioka

    9 napja

    Ladies and gentlemen, The Female Counterpart of Saber is back and is going to steal his own channel.

  84. Alcyone Song

    Alcyone Song

    9 napja

    I wish we could get another Smurf movie

  85. some dude

    some dude

    10 napja

    Wait she speaks just like you? Like literally she speaks like you? WHO IS SHE!? IS SHE A CLONE OF YOU!!?! AAAHAAAAAAAAA run

  86. Olivia Ksiag

    Olivia Ksiag

    10 napja

    This reminds me of Elizabeth Harmon from the Queen's Gambit, because she got upset that she was famous for being a woman. It is logical that people were sexist in the time it takes place, but that doesn't make it right.

  87. some dude

    some dude

    10 napja

    DOT//coyutubedotsbaberspaekr//////////////dotguvdotslashdotgovrnrrofukraine/bababooey/thing/com/youtube

  88. Rolla's Gamecade

    Rolla's Gamecade

    10 napja

    The Smurfette Principal? You mean Miss Bitters on Invader Zim?

  89. Fire Charge Empire

    Fire Charge Empire

    10 napja

    I’m in middle school and friend groups are usually are either a group of girls with one guy or a group of guys with one girl so maybe that’s part of why that principle is successful because it’s normal in a school environment this isn’t based on anything I’m just saying what I’ve observed and they are rising if it might affect this principal

  90. wrecked funtimefoxy

    wrecked funtimefoxy

    10 napja

    *cough* jeninifer from back to the future and martys mom this falls under it but jennifer takes a big role *cough*

    • wrecked funtimefoxy

      wrecked funtimefoxy

      8 napja

      @James Red also you got time to go and leave

    • wrecked funtimefoxy

      wrecked funtimefoxy

      8 napja

      @James Red i dont want too

    • James Red

      James Red

      8 napja

      @wrecked funtimefoxy what does that have to do with anything?? you commented on the video without completing its message. u got time to delete it

    • wrecked funtimefoxy

      wrecked funtimefoxy

      8 napja

      @James Red i dont even know why there is a female saberspark

    • James Red

      James Red

      8 napja

      @wrecked funtimefoxy dont ocmment till you wathc the whole video. u got time to delete this

  91. twisted light2020

    twisted light2020

    10 napja

    Okay so does anyone else hear an ice cream truck like jingle in the background

  92. Andrés Eduardo Clavasquin Regalado

    Andrés Eduardo Clavasquin Regalado

    10 napja

    You showed Steven Universe as an example? Well actually I believe while The Crystal Gems are there, they could have been the whole protagonist characters, but I believed I heard that Cartoon Network was sexist towards Rebecca Sugar and forced her to add a male character. So Steven may have not been a thing.

  93. Irene Valera

    Irene Valera

    10 napja

    Yeah the female saberspark is boring

  94. undead hams

    undead hams

    10 napja

    We need more Sabie

  95. Michael Huff

    Michael Huff

    10 napja

    Also gotta remember Vanessa from the TMNT live action tv show.

  96. BLUE EXO SOOT

    BLUE EXO SOOT

    10 napja

    Guess whose back back again

  97. Bowen Lesiewicz

    Bowen Lesiewicz

    11 napja

    Isn't private a guy? Or are you talking about the movie

  98. Ramon Martinez

    Ramon Martinez

    11 napja

    Is he ok? O.o

  99. rphb

    rphb

    11 napja

    I lost interest when she started talking about the Bechdel test. Remember feminism is EVIL.

    • rphb

      rphb

      9 napja

      @Seungji Lee Checking back I see that my comment have become victim of youtubes insidious censorship policy, which is another strong point in my favour as only the truth needs to be suppressed, and only by these who are nefarious. Regardless I need to speak much in euphemism this time to avoid triggering whatever it was so forgive me for being vague. Feminism is evil, because it is nothing but hatred for men, but also for also for women, as it is opposed to femininity. Women who follow this toxic ideology ends up bitter, alone and childless. But the effect is only clear after it is too late for the women to redeem themselves. It advocate promiscuity, which is one of the most irresponsible thing for (especially women) to be, ruining them for any good men, and thus confirming their bias that there is no good men (because no good men wants anything to do with a women such as that). It thus destroys the life of everyone it touches but hurts women the most, which is why women needs to speak out against it.

    • Seungji Lee

      Seungji Lee

      10 napja

      Feminism is not evil? What are u talking abt?

  100. rphb

    rphb

    11 napja

    Fun fact: The Smurfs themselves were pure communist propaganda. Its creator Peyo was an anarchy communist, a very common ideology in mid century Belgian among the intellectuals, and the smurfs are his utopia. The antagonist Gargamel who represent capitalism literally wanted to eat the smurfs and /or turn them into gold.

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