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The new How To Train Your Dragon movie...... is sexist
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Facepalm
I don't think I could be any more disgusted with this whole pc world, if I tried.


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I absolutely ADORE this series. It's so cute.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE TOOTHLESS!!
I have fuzzy slippers of his head  Chuckle
well I do...
So, I find this beyond pathetic.
The studio cannot design the dragons as they see fit?

Don't get me wrong. There's been tons of sexism from Disney in the past.
The original formula was always :
motherless child being oppressed, usually by a tyrannical male (not always, but usually).
They still use this formula today in some cases.

But the concept, that this new dragon is smooth, less scaley or horny etc etc etc, may make it all sexist, is rrriiddiiiccuulloouuss to me.
It's supposed to be a delicate more dainty version of Toothless.
Dduuuhhhhh....

I think she's pretty and she's TOUGH.
I wish people would shut up with pc bullshit, about every single thing on the planet already!!

I only posted half the article. Rest in the link.

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https://www.dailydot.com/parsec/how-to-t...ry-sexist/

The How to Train Your Dragon franchise generally earns critical acclaim, but the new trailer introduced a rare flaw: a sexist—or at the very least lazy—design for the new dragon.

How to Train Your Dragon is a heartwarming fantasy about a Viking teen called Hiccup, who comes from a village of dragon slayers. When he shoots down his first dragon, a deadly Night Fury, he can’t bring himself to kill it. Instead, he names the dragon Toothless, and they become best friends. Hiccup and Toothless, who looks like an adorable cross between a black cat and a newt, teach the other Vikings to live side-by-side with dragons as allies, leading to a series of adventures with classic children’s movie themes like teamwork and self-acceptance.

That brings us to the new trailerfor How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, which introduces a love interest for Toothless. Nicknamed the Light Fury, she’s a white, feminine version of him.

The Light Fury basically looks like a reverse image of Toothless, with smooth white skin, blue eyes, and smaller horns. (Or tendrils, or whatever those things on its head are.) It’s not an intrinsically bad design, but it plays into a trend for lowkey sexism in animated movies. In a franchise like HTTYD, which is full of wacky-looking monsters, Dreamworks imagined its first female lead dragon as, “What if Toothless, but prettier?”

Why animation fans care about sexual dimorphism

When people complain about unrealistic beauty standards for women on film, it’s easy to understand why. Likewise, you can see why some parents object to Barbie’s unrealistic physique. In recent years we’ve seen this criticism spread to animated movies, especially the female leads at Disney and Pixar.

Sexual dimorphism is the term for visible differences between male and female animals. Common examples include lions and peacocks, where you can instantly differentiate between sexes. Some of these natural differences play into the human idea of gender roles, while others don’t. For instance, female spiders can be much larger and stronger than males.

In animation and video game design, artists often exaggerate a fictionalized idea of sexual dimorphism. You’ll see this everywhere from World of Warcraft (where female trolls are slim and humanoid while males are hulking beasts) to kids’ cartoons. If you look at animated movies about animals, you’ll often notice that female characters have more human-like features. While the boys look like caricatures of actual animals, the girls have fluttering eyelashes and human hairstyles. At the extreme end of the scale, you see characters like Lola Bunny from Looney Tunes, who is basically a pin-up.

The Light Fury in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is controversial because it’s basically the dragon equivalent of a Pixar Princess design. She’s smooth-skinned and pretty, lacking the texture of Toothless’s scaly skin—and with fewer distinguishing features than other dragons. In HTTYD fandom, there’s an internal debate between people who enjoy the design and think this is a lot of fuss over nothing, and people who think the Light Fury is tantamount to putting mascara on a cartoon dog.


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fvck that
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Political Correctness; making sure nobody has any fun, ever.
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Honestly, I don't see the issue. Raising a daughter on my own, I am very familiar with most of the popular animated shows and cartoons. I too am actually a big fan of How to Train Your Dragon (still upset that we lost Stoick! lol). But with the new series, having the female Dragon look feminine is just fine in my book. It would be way more upsetting if they had 'butched her up'...which would actually be more in line with today's agenda.

Women are smooth, they are softer and they are prettier. That doesn't mean they are weak, only that they are feminine. I know some very feminine ladies that could hold their own in a crowd of men lol.

I realize the show is simply an animated story but it does have a lot of good lessons for the kids who watch it. I feel the two dragons are excellent role models for kids...a strong, 'rough around the edges' but kind, caring and protective male figure who falls in love with a softer, prettier feminine female figure who doesn't take any sass or BS.

I'm looking forward to the new show :)
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(02-11-2019, 11:56 AM)Catch Wrote: Honestly, I don't see the issue. Raising a daughter on my own, I am very familiar with most of the popular animated shows and cartoons. I too am actually a big fan of How to Train Your Dragon (still upset that we lost Stoick! lol). But with the new series, having the female Dragon look feminine is just fine in my book. It would be way more upsetting if they had 'butched her up'...which would actually be more in line with today's agenda.

Women are smooth, they are softer and they are prettier. That doesn't mean they are weak, only that they are feminine. I know some very feminine ladies that could hold their own in a crowd of men lol.

I realize the show is simply an animated story but it does have a lot of good lessons for the kids who watch it. I feel the two dragons are excellent role models for kids...a strong, 'rough around the edges' but kind, caring and protective male figure who falls in love with a softer, prettier feminine female figure who doesn't take any sass or BS.

I'm looking forward to the new show :)

That it exactly.
There is no issue.

One must be created where nothing exists, so the plebs can cry over it and hold signs of protest over nothing.

It's win win for the powers that be I guess.
I'll be one of those people buying a ticket opening night, while the others stand outside in the cold holding signs and whining ; SEXIST CARTOONS ARE EVIL. SAVE YOURSELVES!!!
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LOPO

Similar theory and usage to Lobo. The bison was trapped in the ice and was slowly dying before the Lobo found him and feasted.

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