Case closed: The Powerpuff Girls may not be feminists at all

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So, after making my debate article on the Powerpuff Girls i did some research and i pulled the page for Feminism on Conservapedia. The lisr of feminist values according to Conservapedia contains

  • prefer that women wear pants rather than dresses, presumably because men do
  • do not want gender equality; they want power for the female left
  • in movies, portray the men as inherently evil, dumb or incompetent, and the women as inherently good, smart or competent (note that this conflicts with gender equality)
  • pretend that there are no meaningful differences between men and women when that advances liberal causes (e.g., women and men equally in military combat, to weaken the U.S. military), but reject equality when that results in more money to women (e.g., VAWA funding of women’s groups)
  • oppose chivalry and even feign insult at harmless displays of it (see battle between the sexes)
  • view traditional marriage as unacceptably patriarchal
  • belittle and mock other women who desire to have children or raise a family
  • shirk traditional gender activities, like baking
  • support affirmative action for women
  • advocate for women in combat in the military just like men, and coed submarines
  • refuse to take her husband’s last name when marrying
  • believe marriage implies female servitude when it is in fact a mutual bond
  • distort historical focus onto female figures, often overshadowing important events (Eg: Henry VIII’s wives take precedence in common knowledge to his actual reign.)
  • often condemn the God-given order of gender roles, as laid out in the Holy Bible
  • object to being addressed as “ma’am,” or feminine nicknames such as “sweetheart” or “honey”; object to other female-only names, such as “temptress”
  • take offense at grammatical rules of the English language, like using the pronoun “he” when referring to a hypothetical/anonymous person, or phrases like ‘fireman’ and ‘stewardess.’
  • support the homosexual agenda
  • push propaganda that implies that women weren’t allowed to be granted an education until the 1960s, and all education beforehand was granted solely to “rich white males.”

OK, let’s go down the list and see if the Powerpuff Girls follow any of these feminist values;

prefer that women wear pants rather than dresses, presumably because men do

First off, the Powerpuff Girls wear different colored dresses and heels.

do not want gender equality; they want power for the female left

The Powerpuff Girls most likely sort of advocate for gender equality but they don’t want power for the female left.

in movies, portray the men as inherently evil, dumb or incompetent, and the women as inherently good, smart or competent (note that this conflicts with gender equality)

In the Powerpuff Girls, there are 4 main villains in the show Fuzzy Lumpkins, Mojo Jojo, Him, and Princess Morbucks; 3/4 of the major villains are male so the major villains in the show are not completely male there is one major female villain in the show.

pretend that there are no meaningful differences between men and women when that advances liberal causes (e.g., women and men equally in military combat, to weaken the U.S. military), but reject equality when that results in more money to women (e.g., VAWA funding of women’s groups)

The Powerpuff Girls acknowledge that are differences between men and women almost all the time.

oppose chivalry and even feign insult at harmless displays of it (see battle between the sexes)

The Powerpuff Girls are superheroes that fight crime regardless of race, gender, or species and they most definitely support chivalry.

view traditional marriage as unacceptably patriarchal

This is totally goes against a lot of their morals, because in one episode they try to get their dad Professor Utonium and their teacher Ms. Keane in a relationship however it fails because they talked on the phone too much and ended their relationship quickly. And the relationship they were trying to set up was obviously heterosexual.

belittle and mock other women who desire to have children or raise a family

The Powerpuff Girls most definitely respect the women that desire to have children or raise a family

shirk traditional gender activities, like baking

The Powerpuff Girls do not shirk traditional gender activities like baking, etc.

support affirmative action for women

The Powerpuff Girls don’t really support affirmative action for women

advocate for women in combat in the military just like men, and coed submarines

The Powerpuff Girls don’t really mind the US military and don’t advocate for women in the US military.

distort historical focus onto female figures, often overshadowing important events (Eg: Henry VIII’s wives take precedence in common knowledge to his actual reign.)

The Powerpuff Girls don’t surpress male historical figures when quoting history; In one episode, Mojo Jojo had to babysit the Powerpuff Girls and when they demanded a story; Mojo Jojo told him the story of the supposedly great Napoleon Bonaparte in which they rebutt and tarnish Napoleon’s supposed greatness; they also talked about how Susan B. Anthony wanted to be as equally treated as men back in the 1870s.

often condemn the God-given order of gender roles, as laid out in the Holy Bible

This one is a bit controversial as the Powerpuff Girls don’t practice any religion in the show, and in one episode the AWSM an organization full of misogynist superheroes that discriminate and stereotype the Powerpuff Girls for doing Bible-given gender roles and which in fact the Powerpuff Girls don’t actually do any of those are things as they are too young to do such gender roles.

object to being addressed as “ma’am,” or feminine nicknames such as “sweetheart” or “honey”; object to other female-only names, such as “temptress”

The Powerpuff Girls actually accept such feminine nicknames usually given out by the Professor.

take offense at grammatical rules of the English language, like using the pronoun “he” when referring to a hypothetical/anonymous person, or phrases like ‘fireman’ and ‘stewardess.’

The Powerpuff Girls acknowledge English grammatical rules and heck even one of the villains is named “Him”.

support the homosexual agenda

The whole homosexual agenda is nowhere to be found in the Powerpuff Girls TV show, no homosexuals, transsexuals, bisexuals, or asexuals are found in the show.

push propaganda that implies that women weren’t allowed to be granted an education until the 1960s, and all education beforehand was granted solely to “rich white males.”

The Powerpuff Girls do not push any sort of negative propaganda and they go to a kindergarden school which is racially and sexually diverse and all students are treated with equal respect.

So, I guess the Powerpuff Girls may not be feminists after all as they do not reflect any of the feminist values listed. Well, It looks like once again the day is saved thanks to Powerpuff Girls!

 

 

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Author: Max Wasson

The chief editor at the American Minarchist.

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