Without an alternative, society will continue to believe what is pushed out into their faces by those in charge to be normal. They will strive to continue to be normal as a result of our genetic coding.
With an alternative, we as a society can begin to move towards a healthier idea about what we perceive women to be.
That's why representation is so important.
And that is why the sequel to the LEGO movie is taking a step in the right direction.
Again, I'm sorry if I've come across as upset or condescending. I don't mean to be that way. This happens to be a topic I'm rather passionate about. It's very complex and very strange, but it's still a really important thing to discuss.
I agree with the point in bold, but for different reasons. I think, given the end to the last film, which established Finn's sister's presence in this Lego universe, there should be more female characters to reflect the inclusion of a new female storyteller. This makes sense. (It also follows from standard child psychology that they roleplay characters that are "like them" to start off, but whatever.)
Also, I think you may be confusing ratio with representation. I can have a strong creative genius of a female character in a story with five guys, and I can have that girl keep all of them at arm's length while still telling a good story. I can also have five "normal" girls in a story with one guy, where all five of them play at being all the things you just condemned. Ratio does not tell the whole story of representation.
I have a lot more to say on the subject, and I appreciate you backing up your viewpoint, but out of courtesy to B6 I'll take this to a PM.
I find it funny that most of, if not all of, the people that are debating with Fishers are males. Here we have men advocating for women; and then a woman comes and tells them that a lack of a constant gender ratios in movies makes sense in certain situations and doesn't really bother her. Yet you're still arguing with her--arguing with the person you're supposed to be advocating for.
EDIT: Basically I'm saying: don't take Fisher's input for granted. Since this discussion has to do about women, you should value a woman's opinion.
Actually, I'm hardly the most representative of all women, as my recent blog entry that you read indicates. While my perspective may be valuable, keep in mind that I've been out of the mainstream for many years and encouraged to think for myself, which leaves me with many eccentric preferences and ideas.
My objection to this has to do with logic, not being a girl. Being a girl does not make my opinion right or wrong anymore than liking Lego makes me right or wrong. I only mentioned it in the context of the discussion to give the person on the other end an idea of who they're speaking with.
(Although it does make me laugh too. What are all these guys freaking out about? )
Edited by fishers64, Apr 15 2014 - 10:10 AM.