|reply to TSI Marc |
Re: [DSL] Betty Behave
Ok, Marc. Point taken. Decidedly not clipart. Let's say 'clipartesque'.
I completely understand what is (at the least: stupid, at the most:) offensive about the 'Betty Behave' segment. It's a direct extraction from terrible '80s hair metal videos - i.e. one of the least egalitarian realms from which to draw character inspiration (though you have your '50s housewife covered, too!). I can also understand why most of you would be completely oblivious as to why such a choice might be problematic.
So, a tally:
1. Mrs. Van Halen
2. June Cleaver
1. Asian kung-fu stereotype guy
4. a guy from Guys and Dolls
I get it. The whole point is silly stereotypes. Then I propose new additions to the stable -
I think an Aunt Jemima/mammy figure would be a nice
a veil-draped harem girl
a naughty nun