Monday, May 9, 2011

Is Winnie the Pooh a Sexist?

Feminists professors amuse me.

An Image of Women Hate

Children's literature is inherently sexist because the majority of heroes are male, a study claims.
An analysis of 6,000 best-selling children’s books published during the past century concludes that male lead characters vastly outnumber female ones.

Lead researcher Janice McCabe, of Florida State University, called the trend inherently sexist.
‘Books contribute to how children understand what is expected of women and men, and shape the way children will think about their own place in the world,’ she said.

‘The persistent pattern of disparity among animal characters may reveal a subtle kind of symbolic annihilation of women disguised through animal imagery.’


  1. Pooh isn't sexist. He spends most of his time laying around swilling honey like an alchoholic and when he runs out of honey he either cons his neighbors out of thiers or he outright steals it from them. Sexist, no. Liberal Democrat?