Friday, November 25, 2011


1 comment:

Dave Ricks said...

I missed the drama on Pharyngula, so I wondered what this post was about, and I found the person who made the "sexist" cartoon had this to say about it:

I used the boy bunny because I knew the main bunny needed to do more pointing and be more expressive. Both the girl and boy bunnies suffered the unfortunate event of being buried by my dog (he buries almost anything he can get his mouth around). I cleaned them both but noticed that the girl bunny suffered more damage -- her dress would barely stay on (look at the first panel to see how poorly the dress is fitting). Her now ill-fitting dress made it difficult for some of the poses to "read" nicely, but the boy bunny's nice red-strapped suspenders lent well to the task.

The funny thing in all this is that my wife and I are very sensitive about pushing (that is to say, not pushing) gender roles. My wife has a Child Development background so she (and myself) take it seriously. I also have a not-so-secret hope that she'll gravitate to the sciences (especially biology).

>gender-neutral artistic creative decision sparks shitstorm of "sexist" accusations