Skip to comments.Study Suggests That Winnie the Pooh Isn't Gender Equal, But Does it Matter?
Posted on 05/07/2011 4:20:15 AM PDT by KantianBurke
A comprehensive study of traditional childrens 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 childrens 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 childrens stories featured male characters, 31 percent featured female characters and the remainder had animal characters of unknown gender identity, according to the study.
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NO, it doesn’t matter.
How much did this twit spend in taxpayer money for “research”? More importantly, where do we go from here? Will children’s book writers be held accountable?
A far more worthwhile study would be to determine why immigrants can pass a civics test that American public school children cannot pass.
This goof ball needs something to do.
What a waste of time.
The most relevant study is...how the he$% has American society grown so dysfunctional that she even has a JOB....much less receives taxpayers’ monies?!!!
“This goof ball needs something to do. What a waste of time.”
That’s right; you know the sh!t hasn’t hit the fan yet when people are paid (by taxpayers) for this silliness. When it hits the fan, people like this will be consumed alive (literally) by the people they fleeced for decades.
If it makes these wastes of space feel any better, American children don’t read anymore anyway; next gripe, please?
Pretty old broad, eh?
Or should I just say, TTIUWP?
Dr. Janice McCabe, a sociologist at Florida State University,
Then people wonder why they need Government assistance to send their kids to school its because of this.
What sensible parent names their son “Winnie” anyway.
PC is the new stupid.
After reading this story, I have a mind to complain to the Governor of Florida about this State University receiving tax monies to research this kind of drivel. My daughter was an anthropology major in college, and had to take a number of sociology classes. They are all politically correct, deconstructionist leaning courses the main purpose of which is to challenge tradition.
“The all knowing professor would serve her school and community much better investigating more pressing issues “
Something tells me this idiot’s time is best spent spinning her wheels over stupid crap like this study.
I wonder if "Doctor" McCabe has explored the patriarchal, phallocentric implications of Kanga's exclusively maternal role?
Could be another grant in the making.
Winnie the Pooh is a bear! Good grief.
And they spent how much money for this?
Uh... Sir Winston Spencer-Churchill and the American, Jennie Jerome, tried it; reportedly, the kid didn’t turn out too bad. ;-)
By the way, Winnie the Pooh was a bear; the kid’s name was Christopher Robin.
Tax dollars at work. Don’t expect any better.
That is too funny. I am reading a set of Pooh books to my five year old. She loves them! The characters fit a lot of individuals you may know or meet.
This study is an example of why college tuition is out of sight. We pay for not only professors, but for the Teacher Aide who actually teaches, while the professor (making in the six figures) spends their time on these ridiculous studies. Unbelievable!
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