Foolish Study Finds that Winnie the Pooh is not Gender Equal … “OH BOTHER!!!”

 

UNBELIEVABLE!!!

What has this world come to when we are criticizing such classic books like “Winnie the Pooh” for not being gender equal? Enter Dr. Janice McCabe, a sociologist at Florida State University,  who studied nearly 6,000 children’s books between 1900 and 2000 and determined the stories and determined a bias and a disproportionate representation of genders.

A comprehensive study of traditional children’s book characters has determined that Pooh Corner may be rife with gender inequality.

Dr. Janice McCabe, a sociologist at Florida State University, examined nearly 6,000 children’s books between 1900 and 2000 and determined the stories have a definitive gender bias and a disproportionate representation of genders.

“We found that males are represented more frequently than females in the titles and the central characters in the book,” McCabe told Fox News Radio.

Fifty seven percent of the children’s stories featured male characters, 31 percent featured female characters and the remainder had animal characters of unknown gender identity, according to the study.

Next Dr. Janice McCabe will be reviewing the same books and questioning why there are no “transgender” characters as well. McCabe also went on to question cartoons also as having a gender inequality. Really, has McCabe asked Nancy Drew, Pebbles, Josey & the Pussycats, Jane of ‘Dick & Jane’ fame, and Betty & Veronica of ‘the Archies’, for their opinions?

Please tell me that tax payer dollars did not go to fund this study? I think that a call might need to go to the Governor of Florida and ask that very question.

Over at Free Republic some of the commenters ask whether Dr. Janice McCabe will next he studying Pooh’s obsession with honey and his eating disorder, Tigger’s attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, Pigglet’s anxiety and Eeyore’s depression.



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    3 Responses to “Foolish Study Finds that Winnie the Pooh is not Gender Equal … “OH BOTHER!!!””

    1. Flippy on May 7th, 2011 2:39 pm

      Fifty seven percent of the children’s stories featured male characters, 31 percent featured female characters and the remainder had animal characters of unknown gender identity, according to the study
      —————–
      Does the study include the gender of the author? Men tend to write about boys and they don’t understand girls at all, while non-mothers write about girls (same issue) and mothers are more balanced. No study to back that up…care to fund it?

    2. A Texas Grandfather on May 7th, 2011 10:23 pm

      I appears that the good Dr. needed a way to get a grant for some extra money. She had to take a position on her study and the result is what we see.

      The fact that there were few female writers being published during the last half of the 19th and the first third of the twentieth centuries appears to have not been considered.

      Sometimes we get to pay with our tax money for things that make little sense. This is what happens when government controls money without a purpose.

    3. NGBoston on May 8th, 2011 6:29 am

      Honestly, foolish study is an understatement. What about Iore the Donkey (he was always my favorite) and talk about a waste of money!

      What the hell—-we have starving children in America and Dr. McCabe wasted her advanced degree on this BS?

      Again, I have to ask—WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?

      Leave the Honey Pot and Pooh alone!

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