What the HELL is the Smurfette Principle?

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

    SabersparkSaberspark2 сарын өмнө
    • It’s amazing how Sabie’s voice and intonation sounds just like yours and the way you talk

      Mikayla HMikayla H19 өдрийн өмнө
    • WEEK FROM NOW??? Bro “they” are faster than that

      LB DvorakLB Dvorak22 өдрийн өмнө
    • Well now you made me think about it & I'm curious

      SmuskySmusky25 өдрийн өмнө
    • Ima do it.

      DΩGSΨSDΩGSΨS2 сарын өмнө
    • Saberspark I think you’ve made Sabie’s popularity bigger than... (scans the SupremePrincess fanart) ...yeah.

      The Midnight OtakuThe Midnight Otaku2 сарын өмнө
  • Also the name “sabie” just bugs me😂😂 sounds more like a nickname than an actual name, Sabrina spark wasn’t so bad actually I kinda liked that AHA😂

    Simon DenischuckSimon Denischuck4 цагийн өмнө
  • Edited note Sabie covered the actual clip of liea shooting troopers so thank youuu👍👍 also her saying the thing about liea being a shining example of female empowerment is absolutely true!!

    Simon DenischuckSimon Denischuck4 цагийн өмнө
  • Yeah princess liea only exists to serve men, also liea: *mom dies and gets promoted to queen and also literally has a higher and arguably cooler political presence yet still being awesome enough to start shooting at troopers the last time I checked👍 also that whole liea argument also goes right out the window considering it was a space movie and aliens can be female, just because George didn’t show any females back then doesn’t mean they didn’t exist nor have the power to help and do things themselves

    Simon DenischuckSimon Denischuck4 цагийн өмнө
  • I know Sabine was talking original Star Wars, but padme also needed to be addressed also, last time i checked princess liea was a badass! Also princess liea wasn’t there just for the smurffette thing, she was also a huge part of the plot since it’s only revealed later that it’s his sister, plus the lady also had her fair share of awesome moments, rescuing Han from carbonate, shooting at stormtroopers, getting “promoted” to general, even though she was technically queen, her mother was queen Palme Amadala, then akakin marries her technically becoming a king, when Palme dies in child birth, she leaves liea the next QUEEN not even princess, she’s literally a QUEEN and general yet everyone now a days just says general and it pisses me off, queen is literally higher rank then general😩😩😩

    Simon DenischuckSimon Denischuck4 цагийн өмнө
  • And no one mentions that the female characters can actually make many of the shows good even if they might be a few? as a guy I like female beauty and I do like to watch cartoons with few or many female characters rather than stuff with only guys included anyway. just look at what the Smurfs would been without Smurfette, or what the Cattillac Cats would be without Cleo, or Gadget in the rescue rangers, or Penny in Inspector gadget, Callie Briggs in Swat Kats etc etc. Single but really good characters. sure a balance is great to have but many of the shows mentioned have female characters that are very good for the experience and I would not watched these shows if it was not for them so in my opinion we need both genders to make a good show. but if a show has a majority around girl power such as winx club, mlp fim, Spice girls, the Power Puffs and so on I don´t care either because they are great shows too but the simple fact is that we cannot have one single gender only for a show to be good and I like that we get more even shares between the characters and that girls have leading rolls more than before now too. but there is also one very simple thing to do, watch whatever you like and enjoy the things that makes it worth watching for you, it´s just cartoons and movies anyway

    PulverrostmannenPulverrostmannen12 цагийн өмнө
  • He-Man had 4 ladies in that show not 1 .......

    Furry DonkeyFurry Donkey12 цагийн өмнө
  • The smurfette principal is still so common in Superhero movies and cartoons that when I find a show without it, like X-men evolution, It’s usually the first thing I notice.

    Jackson CrawfordJackson Crawford15 цагийн өмнө
  • Is Halo Reach Smurfette principal?

    A LA L16 цагийн өмнө
  • @9:42 ... you do realize all humanity tells stories from history and those are ingrained in the colective mind as we learn from history. Who gets kidnapped cause men want to have pleasure ? Women, this is in nature, but some people might do it as well, whoever has lots of testosterone and need relief through s3x. And more testosterone in a world before societies meant men kidnapped women who became thus Damsels in distress. Open to abuse, crime and bad intentions, people in a time before societies meant everything in stories was shaped from facts that are sickening but undeniable. (i.e. anthropology tells us every era is barbaric in its own way)

    Philippe H.Philippe H.22 цагийн өмнө
  • Sailor Moon : with SAilor Mars, Jupiter, Venus being badasses... written and drawn by a lady mangaka...

    Philippe H.Philippe H.23 цагийн өмнө
  • Garfield ? There is a lady veterinarian, the mother of Jon, the lady cat...

    Philippe H.Philippe H.23 цагийн өмнө
  • Why did u forget Miraculous Ladybug Sabrespark?

    Joey BurghoutJoey BurghoutӨдрийн өмнө
  • There are a few great reasons why I think the Smurfette principle exists in cartoons without being "muh sexist" - The first is that not every cartoon _needs_ to be meant for boys and girls. Yes, believe it or not, boys have different needs relating to shows and toys than girls do. If this sounds sexist to you, then I will take full liberty to dump my boy stuff in your girl cartoons and see how you like it when girls are too busy dodging laser bolts and running from giant robots to do "girl stuff". (Stuff which I will avoid specifying as I'm sure I will be told I'm stereotyping women the minute I do so) You might still include a female character in the show, but the reason that the girl's character is "she's a girl" is that boys at a young age can find girls weird or strange and it makes sense to write about a girl from a boy's point of view in a boys' cartoon. - The second, related point, is that if you are going to make a few female characters that do female things during a cartoon, scenes with the girls doing "girl stuff" can alienate the boys and make certain episodes feel like they're not written for them. I'm sure some women find intense action just as appealing as the "girl stuff", but I as a kid probably would've moaned and waited for a girl scene to be over. (A great example is when there's singing involved. You're very likely going to see young boys moan or cover their ears in discomfort while the girls want to sing along) - The third point is that not everyone can write good female characters, especially for cartoons*. Cartoon characters especially tend to fall into different stereotypes (The hero, the big strong dumb guy, the edgy/silent guy, the nerdy guy, and yes, the Smurfette) because these stereotypes are very easy to play off of each other and relate to when you're a kid. You might be tempted to say that "well, if they're stereotypes, it should be easy to write them", but the stereotypes for female characters won't always work in a boy's show, nor the other way around. *Related: the reason Homestar Runner has only one female is that despite the Brothers Chaps' amazing voicing skills, Mike Chapman's wife can only do the one. And if you want to see what it looks like when guys voice girls... well... Teen Girl Squad has you covered. - This is not so much a reason why it existed, but a reason why I personally liked the application of the Smurfette principle: in an attempt to market to girls, I think a lot of guy characters have been unfairly taken out of the spotlight. Take the terrible Star Wars sequels, for example, which just undercut the accomplishments and character development of all of the males. (Han, Luke, Finn, Poe, even Yoda to a certain extent) Even before that though, as much as I like Ahsoka Tano, where's the Luke Skywalker cartoon? Isn't he the chosen one and the center of the Star Wars universe and all? And yes, before you pull the ever classic "but not all X are/do/like Y" argument, I am making generalizations that do not describe every single anecdote you can throw at me. Just because you can point out someone didn't use a modifier before a blanket statement does not make you intelligent, it just means you're desperate to look like you're one step ahead of the other person.

    MajorTomFisherMajorTomFisherӨдрийн өмнө
  • *meanwhile in Wings Of Fire* _haha, we dont do that here_

    quicksilver YTquicksilver YTӨдрийн өмнө
  • You mentioned Looney Tunes after Space Jam. I'm going to be pedantic and mention that the Granny and Tweety cartoons pass the Bechdel test... unless Tweety is a dude. What, wait.. he is? Damn. Oh well, guess I'll be showing my non-existent kids Tuca and Bertie instead.

    Realities in the RawRealities in the Raw2 өдрийн өмнө
  • the fact that Sabie has 5 fingers and Sabe has 4 is this also a gender mutation

    EdibleWaffleBitesEdibleWaffleBites2 өдрийн өмнө
  • Oh yeah, like how family guy has Lois as the only girl, I see what you mean.

    Evan CEvan C2 өдрийн өмнө
  • Male characters: "Okay, let's give each character their own interests, personal life and personality" Female character: "Okay, this one's personality is girl."

    Tide Pod Pad ThaiTide Pod Pad Thai2 өдрийн өмнө
  • Infamously, Transformers was guilty of this on multiple levels: Arcee and Elita-One were the only major female characters, only Arcee showed up with any regularity, and they NEVER MADE AN ARCEE OR ELITA-ONE TOY FOR DECADES. I think there was a mock-up of Arcee made in Japan, but I don't think it was ever released. It took literal decades to get femme Transformers, and now the IDW Transformers comics actually have tons of great femme characters. I recommend the comics, for sure!

    effluviaheffluviah3 өдрийн өмнө
  • to the 1991 femnist that said there was no shows that were not dominated by men or boys. clarissa explains it all, rugrats, doug (yes patty and beebee were kinda love interests. however they were solid characters not to mention judy, connie and mrs. dink who was mayor btw.)

    hellsjester1hellsjester13 өдрийн өмнө
  • She said penguins of Madagascar then showed the 4 male penguins

    Kaleb marjiKaleb marji3 өдрийн өмнө
  • me: turns on captions the captions: smurfat

    yald9100 yald9100yald9100 yald91003 өдрийн өмнө
  • More Sadie!

    Ordog123 123Ordog123 1233 өдрийн өмнө
  • I really assumed this was going to be about a film where Smurfette taught in a smurf school.

    Sam BreadSam Bread3 өдрийн өмнө
  • I think Trish Una is a good example of the smurfette principle because of her function in the story of golden wind but I feel like her role as that of the damsel in distress isn't inherently sexist because in the background you can see her struggle fitting into the group and they give her her own story arc through the background of the whole part

    Yeet GundersonYeet Gunderson4 өдрийн өмнө
  • Yes sabie is the better this should be sabiespark not saberspark take over the channel

    Ordog123 123Ordog123 1234 өдрийн өмнө
  • well clearly someone needed to start watching anime because oh boy, there is tons to choose from but really there is also one issue, ok in the smurfs 1 girls and 100 boys, and her trait is, female, fine, but swat cats? we talking a relationship 2 to 1, or 1 to 4? and she is not there to serve, she commands, inspector gadget? penny is pretty much a protagonist, and is 1 to 3? those are ratios that dont sound that bad also how gloss over the fact there are a good number of examples of the opposite, mention MLP but just gloss it over, but there is also rainbow writhe, Strawberry Shortcake, sheera, jossie and the pussycats, that there is a good number of examples of the contrary indicates the reason behind this may have nothing to do with any concerted effort to establish a male dominated narrative or the ideas of male as norm and female as variation... only way to reach that conclusion is by ignoring a good portion of what exist.

    night2501night25014 өдрийн өмнө
  • Maybe you failed to notice but in most examples the lone girl is isually better or more useful than the entire pack of boys in a show. Stop making it seem like it's a bad thing.

    GenoCLGenoCL4 өдрийн өмнө
  • WAIT buzz light had his own show?!?!

    Mohamed T.Mohamed T.4 өдрийн өмнө
  • How is papa a personality?

    Starfowl ShiftStarfowl Shift5 өдрийн өмнө
  • Wtf is this? This is uncanny. Did you hire your own smurfette/sabergirl/nostalgiacritic-girl or is your sister/partner (hopefully or, not and) just like you?

    mopododomopododo5 өдрийн өмнө
  • On the topic of tropes in media. The whole dinamic between the two really ruieed this video for me... Imagine if the skits were about him constantly punching and beating her instead of the other way around. People would flip out.

    FunDaMentalFunDaMental6 өдрийн өмнө
  • My daughters book that had a female main character and she had a sister in a wheelchair and the other sister who has brittle bone desise: 👁👄👁

    Claire GloverClaire Glover6 өдрийн өмнө
    • But are her bones *squishy*

      Strawburry MilkStrawburry Milk5 өдрийн өмнө
  • abusive relationship/Domestic violence hahah, funny (not)

    BioClay88BioClay886 өдрийн өмнө
  • preach elsewhere

    LucLuc6 өдрийн өмнө
  • I guess "two girls, one cup" passes the bachdel test...^^

    joakaulver1joakaulver16 өдрийн өмнө
    • "rothenburg" doesn´t, but I don´t think it empowers the patriarchy...

      joakaulver1joakaulver16 өдрийн өмнө
    • maybe "human centipede", too...

      joakaulver1joakaulver16 өдрийн өмнө
  • Maybe the only problem is the reason, that the persons who complain about the given media, are unable, to create something in their likeness themselfes, so they force that onto others...

    joakaulver1joakaulver16 өдрийн өмнө
  • But GI JOE had Lady Jay, Scarlett, Cover Girl and the Baroness

    Rich HopkinsRich Hopkins6 өдрийн өмнө
  • It's because Gem and the Holograms used the same kind of animation as the Thundercats. And also little boys were crushin on the cartoon ladies lol

    Rich HopkinsRich Hopkins6 өдрийн өмнө
  • Interesting to see how those animation and movies you mentioned portraited the society and beliefs in those times. I mean it was seen normal in the mid 1900's, that women were the helper, the mother...the girl, while the man was the everything else in society and they needed the girl to strive. Talk to your grandparents and they would say the same, lol, and talk to current generation and they would be totally opposite. So these principles definitely shaped movies in those times, and when there was a change, you see much more verities now then back then. Studying media is so awesome to understand why these were made and for what purposes.

    Kayla ShiiKayla Shii6 өдрийн өмнө
  • If I had a nickel for every time saber got hit with a bat I would have a quarter

    Minecraft SteveMinecraft Steve6 өдрийн өмнө
  • Please ha-man may seem like a glorified toy commercial but that's not why it was made. Don't act like you didn't completely fucking ignore she-ra until it fit your bill for modern content. He-man was given a sister to teat out how little girls would react to a female character and role model. When she appeared in the movie and people fell in love, she got her show. She was made as a female role model, to teach little girls the same principles and morals little boys were taught from he-man. The same man who made he-man and she-ra also created a show with a nonviolent native American as the lead for a similar purpose. You cant ignore original she-ra then add the modern she-ra. That's not how it works. One she-ra is not a better role model. They were made to be strong female characters and thats what they are.

    mox redmox red6 өдрийн өмнө
  • Yes! I love the mention of the Bechdel test! Alison Bechdel is a really cool person, I admire her work.

    CoreyCorey7 өдрийн өмнө
  • Personally, I don't know how to write female characters completely from scratch since I can't completely relate that's why I often base some of my female characters on my friends it easy to write any character as long as you have a base for them and that's why "I don't know how to write a girl character" is a flawed argument from my perspective since you could easily base a character with any gender from someone around you.

    Mr_ cyMr_ cy7 өдрийн өмнө
  • Awe shit I can hear their stylus' already. (Yes I know I'm 2 months late, what of it?)

    TheGreenCreeper TGCTheGreenCreeper TGC7 өдрийн өмнө
  • Video at 14:09: "do not pass..." My brain: "You shall not pass!" I'm sorry, I'll see myself out

    Garbimba1900Garbimba19007 өдрийн өмнө
  • On an unrelated note this video also includes one of my most hated tropes...that female on male violence is meant to be seen as funny.

    voteDCvoteDC7 өдрийн өмнө
    • HAH, i was wondering if someone would point that out. The smurfette principle doesn't really mean much, so long as the female character was able to keep up with her counterparts, the beschdel test is also kinda garbage, that doesn't really mean much of anything either. But hey, Female on Male violence, that's still funny in 2021 right? right....?

      Skeith 154Skeith 1546 өдрийн өмнө
  • last time, saber turned into sabie for a video on gender swap episodes, but now they're 2 separate people? how does that work? or did i mis some thing in that first vid or another vid since then?

    ollidragonollidragon8 өдрийн өмнө
  • Bionicle had gender?

    Timelord 271Timelord 2719 өдрийн өмнө
  • Meta moment; Lol I almost have the reverse in my show, most of my characters are women, and most of them are bisexual. Because it’s what I understand.

    Ena’s Bitch!Ena’s Bitch!9 өдрийн өмнө
  • But technically there were female storm troopers then but... ehhh whatevea

    Mr. DuckMr. Duck9 өдрийн өмнө
  • I really need to hear more about that Russian Gadget cult.

    The_NoGoodnickThe_NoGoodnick9 өдрийн өмнө
  • And if you dare to put more than one women in a show suddenly you’re woke and an SJW feminazi forcing the feminine agenda and the only acceptable women are Sarah Connor or Ripley. (Jem is brilliant)

    keychainerekeychainere9 өдрийн өмнө
  • I like Smurfette. She is one of my favorite Smurf characters. No matter what the principle or people say about her, I will like her because to me, she goes beyond being just the "girl" character. She is not always the damsel in destress (almost all of the Smurfs have been in that role more than once), she is outspoken, she is kind to almost everyone, she is very empathetic, and she is very brave and cunning when she needs to be. Also, she is not afraid to express herself or her interests despite being in a village full of males. Any other person might feel like they have to conform to the interests and habits of the other inhabitants to fit in, but Smurfette continues to garden and accessorize because she is not afraid to do what she likes. When she does her thing, it is not because she is the "girl" character of the show, it is because she is Smurfette and she likes to do it. And that is why I like her.

    DEVDEV10 өдрийн өмнө
  • And now to be politicaly correct all shows will include: a foreign non white male transgender character in a wheel chair.

    Hans SchufleurHans Schufleur10 өдрийн өмнө
  • I argue that this episode fails the bechdel test. While it was a female character reviewing other female characters, they where not characters in this episode but other episodes in other series. I also argue that this episode fails the smerfette principle. The guy was a supporting character while it was lead by a female.

    historyboihistoryboi10 өдрийн өмнө
  • I do not care about representation i care about it being a good show

    TheDeadCobraTheDeadCobra10 өдрийн өмнө
  • Mad Max is awesome movies but Mad Max Fury Road is boring

    TheDeadCobraTheDeadCobra10 өдрийн өмнө
  • She is not the only female in series there were more females added in the Smurf's There is nothing wrong with only one girl considering the shows are for boys TMNT have more women then April and she was not the Turtles love interest she was a badass who many liked for how great she was Rescue rangers had more females and Gadget was awesome and not supporting Many of this females are not just the support also M&M had multiple females and they were in the for front when its about they're flavor You cut me deep by reminding me of Pirates of Darkness that show needed to be ended not cancelled it was so AWESOME

    TheDeadCobraTheDeadCobra10 өдрийн өмнө
  • This is my opinion, but I think the Bechdel test would need a slight update. Specifically, I think the third criteria can have a bit more wiggle room. For example; if two females are talking about a male in how he can bring danger to them, say he was part of an enemy faction who defected, then it can be considered exempt from the "not talking about a boy" thing. Mostly because of the subject of the conversation; rather than "HE is dangerous", it would be "he is DANGEROUS".

    Michael IvMichael Iv11 өдрийн өмнө
  • Is there an oposite to this principle? Because I think it can be applied to some shows.

    Luis Enrique González GarcíaLuis Enrique González García11 өдрийн өмнө
  • The Adventures of Tintin has the Smurfette principal, but i hope that we can all agree that Bianca Castafiore is a big highlight in the comics/cartoons/movie - she's amazing.

    Plushy_DoctorPlushy_Doctor11 өдрийн өмнө
  • people remember homestar runner???? yay

    n o r w e g i a n  c o m m i en o r w e g i a n c o m m i e11 өдрийн өмнө
  • 14:00 I would argue that the Bechdel test has fallen out of fashion and is ineffective. I will prove so with one example! All (and I rly mean all) the "Twilight" movies pass the Bechdel test and I do not think that they appeal to the intentions of this test. The female characters in Twilight might not be as dull as normaly but still do not seam to poses an kind of foresight, like the main character falls in love with the main male character who gives so many red flags of psychological disorder its truly frightening. But hey theese are romance movies aimed at women so what do I know.

    TheCriticTheCritic11 өдрийн өмнө
  • I'm a Ray-Ban Man Myself.

    Moonbeam 87Moonbeam 8712 өдрийн өмнө
  • First Yeah Lets Talk about Jem, Where do you think the word Synergy Comes From. It comes from the Name of Jem's Super Computer Synergy, Jerrica Benton "Show Time Synergy". Now About The T.M.N.T April O'Neil was NEVER a Smurfette, She's a NEW YORK NEWS REPORTER FOR CHANNEL 6 NEWS, Which is Why Her Weapon is a Camcorder. Smurfette is a Girly Girl, April O'Neil is a Tom Boy. Huge Difference. As for Thundercats 1985, lets do a run Down of the Females, Wily-Kit, Cheetarah, Robear Belle, Nada, Willa, The Female Unicorn Keeper, The Wollo's Daughter at THE END of The Tower of Traps, Queen Tartara, Tahshi, Evil Chaser Mandora 1st Class, And those are in the Episodes I saw In my Childhood, There are Lots more, Thundercats doesn't Belong on this list.

    Moonbeam 87Moonbeam 8712 өдрийн өмнө
  • best intro of the year 0:00

    Hai :)Hai :)13 өдрийн өмнө
  • OH HEY SABI'S BACK!

    Moonbeam 87Moonbeam 8713 өдрийн өмнө
  • Why are you beating that poor man, are you misandric?

    DistractedFeliax™DistractedFeliax™14 өдрийн өмнө
  • I like to write myself somestories with were few women in the stories. I can though explain why: It's hard to write a tasteful and working female/Girl/Woman character. The woman character with more important role than just a short lived support or loveinterest is hard to give to woman because I think people want more from female character rather than from male character. As an example, when you see a female character, you expect the character to have: -Good Design -Understandable backstory -Clear goals -Clear imterests -Some sort of drama (Otherwice she has basically nothing to do with the story) -Either really weak or really strong and shows it -Have to know what they do or they appear whiny or vain character -Little secret in the character gives her a reason to be there -Also, they can NOT be perfect unless they are villain, because they are accused of being Mary-sue immediately -They can't be better than the male characters without being unrealistic or op. -Even if the story is good, it's easier to nickpick on flat female lead or important female character -Basically, when writing a female character, you have to make a interesting woman, who could live in our world When writing men: -Good design -Understandable backround -Clear goals -Something mysterious about the character, makes them interesting -Some drama makes them more interesting or annoying. It's a hit or miss -While they can be little vain or just for laughs, them being annoying doesn't necessarily ruin the whole character -While the character may appear flat, if the story is good, it's easier to forgive flat male character. This may be oversomplified and even though if the story is good, people will for some reason forgive bad male character rather than female character. I think it's because people want female characters to be memorable and for them to stand out. This is purely how I see the deal and I know it doesn't have too much to have with the video, but decided to write it down anyways. A little tips or feedback would be nice

    Celeste KuusistoCeleste Kuusisto14 өдрийн өмнө
  • 19:00 absolutely disagree. Representation is the least important thing in any story. There’s a reason batwoman and female 007 flopped hard. When you put politics and agenda into a media it tends to be a dumpster fire. The only things a story needs to worry about is having a good story and facing good characters. That’s it. Those are the only two things that matter. If they want a gay or black or strong independent woman in there it’ll be an after thought and it shouldn’t define the character. Getting real sick and tired of these femninazi’s and woke people.

    Colonel JinkuroColonel Jinkuro15 өдрийн өмнө
  • Pikmin 3

    omar pikmomar pikm15 өдрийн өмнө
  • lmfao thank god IT passed both tests

    astrological ratastrological rat15 өдрийн өмнө
  • Ok, so does the Transformers animated movie count? It did have a lone female character who was hyper sexualized but she had no romantic association with any of the male characters & she was established as a warrior first & foremost. In fact she didn't have any other function as a character other than a very mildly maternal role when it came to Daniel, the human child. Also does the original TMNT series really count? Even in the original animated series, long before they introduced the character of Venus as the first of a number of female turtles, there was the other major female character that everyone seems to forget about: Irma Langinstein. I only remember her because as a teenage kid I was never really attracted to April, I preferred Irma.

    London-SabersLondon-Sabers15 өдрийн өмнө
  • I remember there being other female smurfs. There was one who was really good at growing plants who I think was introduced in the comics before smurfette. I forgot her name though. Daisy smurf? I'm pretty sure she was in the astrosmurf comic which was published in 1970s. It's been decades since I read it so I might be wrong, but I vividly remember there being a female smurf in that comic that wasn't smurfette, in fact I don't think smurfette was even in the comics back then.

    MandrakeMoorgladeMandrakeMoorglade15 өдрийн өмнө
  • Last thing lol you could also do a video on how father or father figures are pretty much dumb and incompetent compared to their wives. Ex Homer and Marge, Peter and Lois, Fry and Lela, couple from King and Queens, George and Angie Lopez, Jerry and Beth from Rick and Morty, Anchor Man, AL Bundy from married with children. I'm sure there is more but it seems pretty pervasive as well.

    Dave SpeelmanDave Speelman15 өдрийн өмнө
  • To be fair each smurf was defined by one character trait. So everyone was one sided and kinda stale. Also to be fair April was just a random human. They targeted her to get to the super powered ninja turtles. Also again Princess Leia was a bad ass female character who didn't really need saving. Shit she saved Han and fought with a blaster, was also hot doing it.

    Dave SpeelmanDave Speelman15 өдрийн өмнө
  • She-Ra and the princesses of power is AMAZING!!! Especially the reboot!

    poop pooppoop poop15 өдрийн өмнө
  • Also *WHEN THE RIVER RAGES ON!!*

    Masterzoroark666Masterzoroark66616 өдрийн өмнө
  • Oh my This reminded me that cursed conversation about Smurfette, Smurf village and kid smurfs with my friends on one party

    Masterzoroark666Masterzoroark66616 өдрийн өмнө
  • but Leya was her own person. that didn't take no shit from anyone

    Catalina GearboxCatalina Gearbox16 өдрийн өмнө
  • We call the reverse the Rinnosuke Principle.

    The BoobfatherThe Boobfather16 өдрийн өмнө
  • 13:27 I thought that was adolf duckler because if the clothes

    i am a personi am a person16 өдрийн өмнө
  • Ahem, Pokémon Indigo League. (Example: Misty, Ash, Brock)

    Trenton MichaelTrenton Michael16 өдрийн өмнө
  • I lowkey have a friend group that is nearly all guys but I’m the one girl...... You see I’m gay.

    Bla BlaBla Bla16 өдрийн өмнө
  • As an author, I accidently did not fall to this. I only have a trio with a guy, a girl and a robot. The guy is gay, the robot feels no love and the girl is not there as a lover

    Stormer KromyStormer Kromy16 өдрийн өмнө
  • Adaptation, not adaption.

    MagicLars15MagicLars1517 өдрийн өмнө
  • Gargoyles falls under the Smurfette principal? But that show has some of the most diverse and kickass female characters of any cartoon and are far from side or background characters. Elisa, Angela, Demona, Fox, Hyena, Princess Katherine, Tom's mother, the Weird Sisters, the Banshee, Elisa's mother, Maggie the Cat, Fox's mother, Delilah (in the comics). Also it and a several of those examples also pass the bechdel test too I think. A few of them definitely have female characters that do more than serve the male characters, even if they do sometimes need saving. A lot of "token" female characters were easy to identify with and were great actual role models, or even acted like people you'd meet and I wish there had been more like them. Callie Briggs, Ann Gora (Cats-Eye News), Lexi Bunny, Gadget Hackwrench, Sally Acorn, Princess What's-Her-Name, Elisa and her mother, Trixxie and Rose from Jake Long, and Sam from Danny Phantom all come to mind as a start. I'm glad for the context matters part, because I've always felt that looking at things too surface level can somewhat take away the impact that characters can have.

    FullMoonDeriaFullMoonDeria17 өдрийн өмнө
  • 18:21 I didn't expect that, but as a russian I confirm. We do have a cult dedicated to this character

    Мария ВласоваМария Власова17 өдрийн өмнө
  • I know this has nothing to do with the video, but can you talk about She-ra and the princesses of power? It has amazing representation, and I personally love the plot. It’s a series with 5 seasons on Netflix.

    7 Err 0 r 27 Err 0 r 217 өдрийн өмнө
  • I remember watching a documentary on netflix on the original He-Man cartoon and toys and they tried their best when releasing the original She-Ra show, calling female writers and so on. However, they got a bunch of dumb rules from the executives, like "girls can't fight/punch/kick", so their options of an action show were limited. The executives still seemed to have this kind of mentality for a while now, like when the producers of Young Justice mentioned that the show was cancelled because despite it being a show for boys, girls were the ones watching and girls "don't buy toys".

    SinmenonSinmenon17 өдрийн өмнө
  • Feels like im watching saberspark in an alternate universe

    {Jose}{Jose}17 өдрийн өмнө
  • 19:26-19:33 I laughed way to hard when he screamed 😂

    Kayleigh PKayleigh P17 өдрийн өмнө
  • Please do a video about the Gadget Cult!

    CharlieCollyerCharlieCollyer18 өдрийн өмнө
  • 18:29 Ah yes, because only sith deal in absolutes!

    General Kenobi AnimationsGeneral Kenobi Animations18 өдрийн өмнө
  • what about the snow queen? it was made for both girls and boys and it is very female impowerment. the girl literally saves the boy!!

    flurry islandflurry island18 өдрийн өмнө
  • I absolutely hate even the concept of the bechdel test, cause it's used to state how horrible and sexist men and boys and companies are, always spouted by other women, but these same women ignore the fact that their favorite movies are mostly romance films, to which next to NONE pass the fucking bechdel test that these women hold in high esteem. The bechdel test is a disgusting joke, used by sexist people to try and state other people are sexist.

    darkmikasonfiredarkmikasonfire18 өдрийн өмнө
  • She needs her own channel. Sabersnark. I won't watch it.

    Michael SMichael S18 өдрийн өмнө
  • omg, whats the name of cartoon in 13:15? I remember watching it as a kid, but don't remember the name :(

    PaulaPaula18 өдрийн өмнө
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