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Children's TV network launches transsexual superhero show
« on: May 29, 2013, 08:41:56 AM »
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Re: Children's TV network launches transsexual superhero show
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2013, 08:58:02 AM »
This kind of reminds me of Captain Marvel, the little boy Billy Batson who would yell "Shazam!" and turned into the full-grown adult superhero Captain Marvel.

Certainly changing the concept to a boy-to-girl transformation had to come from some kinky origins (as if the stereotypically gay magic words didn't remove whatever doubt there was about that), but in and of itself, I don't see it promoting transsexualism any more than I see Superman promoting jumping out of windows to their deaths. Still, I think Loesch should have trusted her instincts on this one.

And for the record, the Hub has kind of moved away from that 2-11 age group lately. The preschool shows were dropped last year, and I think now that they have been adding more 90s cartoons (Animaniacs, Batman) they also seem to be aiming for young adults as well.

This kind of overwrought, hypersensitive wailing is what gives cultural conservatism a bad name.

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Re: Children's TV network launches transsexual superhero show
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2013, 09:07:09 AM »
I didn't see any overwrought, hypersensitive wailing in that story. It seemed rather straightforward to me.
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Re: Children's TV network launches transsexual superhero show
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2013, 01:34:49 PM »
I didn't see any overwrought, hypersensitive wailing in that story. It seemed rather straightforward to me.
Let me see... first he refers to it as "another soon-to-be dud" before it even debuts, even though the network has mostly been successful the past year or so.

He blatantly sexualizes the show's premise in the first sentence, describing it as "gender-bending underage." What, is it illicit porn now?

He accuses the network head of being high and "leftist" for approving the show. Stupid, perhaps, but not necessarily leftist.

Lastly, he deliberately falsifies the network's target demographic to exaggerate the issue.

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Re: Children's TV network launches transsexual superhero show
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2013, 01:49:56 PM »
Lets face it - it is a better disguise than Superman's.

The artwork is not the usual over sexualized tosh.
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Re: Children's TV network launches transsexual superhero show
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2013, 04:37:16 PM »
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