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#3 The Smurfette Principle (Tropes vs. Women)

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Uploaded on Apr 21, 2011

The Smurfette Principle was named two decades ago by Katha Pollitt, when she noticed that there were a disproportionate amount of male characters in programming aimed at young people. Even in adult programming, when women do appear in the primary cast of a television show or movie, they are usually alone in a group of men. Sadly, this trope has made its way into the 21st century.

For a full transcript visit: http://www.feministfrequency.com/2011/04/tropes-vs-women-3-the-smurfette-prin...

Check out Nostalgia Chick's video on the Smurfette Principle - http://blip.tv/file/3122155

Also, be sure to check out the Smurfs episode where Smurfette is created! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCnj5Vk-1V0

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