Dr. Seuss, brilliant, prolific, and creative shows little imagination when it comes to female characters. He made up all kinds of creatures and so many words that he practically created a new language. But even the crowd scene illustrations in his books are practically all boys clubs.
Therefore, I guess it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the spectacular animation in “The Lorax” trailer (featuring a main character male and of course the Lorax himself is male) ends with a sexist joke. You can watch it here.
Why show girls that they’re going to be laughed at if they’re “ugly” or fat? Do they need to start getting trained to worry about this at age 4? Why teach boys it’s OK to laugh at girls (people) for the way they look?
And can you imagine the reverse: a female character snickering “That’s a man?” about the guy pictured above? Would that even be funny?
I guess I’m just another feminist with no sense of humor.