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To think the p. pig writers are a bit sexist towards daddy pig?

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insummeritrains Sun 02-Feb-14 21:45:57

My DH thinks so and I tend to think he's got a point on this one. Daddy is made out to be a buffoon who's crap at everything apart from bringing home the bacon (figuratively speaking) whilst mummy pig is oh so wise and clever

whilst this isn't too dissimilar from my own situation I do think that if the situation were reversed and MP was portrayed as an airhead or other stereotype, there would be uproar.

AIBU?

redshifter Sun 02-Feb-14 21:49:40

YANBU

Similar thing happens in many cartoons and sitcoms. It's starting to get on my tits.

Usual double standards.

Iwannalaylikethisforever Sun 02-Feb-14 21:50:40

I always thought daddy pig (oink oink) was a baboon on purpose to make his baby pigs laugh!!
I shall be watching closely next time.

Twoprincessesistwiceasnice Sun 02-Feb-14 21:50:54

Iv noticed this before on peppa pig though I always have a giggle about it lol

RubyrooUK Sun 02-Feb-14 21:51:45

But doesn't Daddy Pig do something complex with engineering as a job? So he is not an airhead or portrayed as one, but more one of those clever people often lacking in common sense....

(Addresses OP's point too seriously. grin)

ILickPicnMix Sun 02-Feb-14 21:52:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SidandAndyssextoy Sun 02-Feb-14 21:54:46

He calculates load bearing tangents.

RubyrooUK Sun 02-Feb-14 21:55:08

What do the other people in his office do, iLick? They do stamping and blue triangles from memory, but that doesn't seem very likely in terms of career. grin

Ihatepeas Sun 02-Feb-14 22:01:11

Ooo I love a pp thread sad! Daddy pig is a architect. He built the house for the wolf family. I agree with the above poster who thinks he is intelligent but lacks commen sense.

mrspremise Sun 02-Feb-14 22:09:45

Daddy Pig is my lifestyle guru... his favourite room is the museum cafe #priorities

FloweryFeatureWall Sun 02-Feb-14 22:12:58

Yabu. He's a successful architect. I'm sure mummy pig makes silly mistakes too. Like when she can't put the toy box together. Or when she lets the kids mess up daddy pigs shirt.

They laugh at all the characters in Peppa Pig!
Mummy Pig falls in the blackberry bush, and other buffoon behaviour!

(So YABU!)

Huitre Sun 02-Feb-14 22:18:52

Yes, they laugh at everyone. It's presented as part of normal family life (which it is). I like it. I hate families where everyone's fucking nice to each other all the time. It's unnatural.

maddening Mon 03-Feb-14 20:18:37

the writers are male though aren‘t they?

CoffeeTea103 Mon 03-Feb-14 20:32:46

Not everything needs to overanalyzed!

TiggyOBE Mon 03-Feb-14 21:07:52

It's for children so children can't be the fall guys. Neither can women or old people. That just leaves middle aged men to be the dopey ones who get everything wrong.

ATotallyOriginalUserName Tue 04-Feb-14 15:15:50

The dad from cramptwins is another well known one in this situation!!
Powerpuff girls, other than the dad screwing up with chemical x, is extremely intelligent if a bit silly... I get you.

doodahwhatsit Tue 04-Feb-14 20:01:54

but then he also has all these talents - diving, painting drumming, dancing etc etc that he ´picked up a few years ago´. . .

MinesAPintOfTea Tue 04-Feb-14 20:05:21

From a serious, sexual politics POV, the vat maggoty of decision makers in the media are men. That means that fundamentally men are choosing to be portrayed this way.

MinesAPintOfTea Tue 04-Feb-14 20:06:03

Majority blush

PhoneSexWithMalcolmTucker Tue 04-Feb-14 20:07:04

There is a deeply unhealthy family dynamic going on with Daddy Pig's in laws if you ask me. The incident where they get lost on the way to Windy Castle 'because Daddy Pig can't map read', and Mummy Pig phones her parents and they all laugh at him in front of the children. Can you imagine the MIL thread on here if the situations were reversed?

JoinYourPlayfellows Tue 04-Feb-14 20:08:21

David Mitchell on why this whole argument about poor men getting a hard time in cartoons is bogus

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/jun/16/homer-simpson-role-model-mitchell

FloweryFeatureWall Tue 04-Feb-14 20:08:57

And the treehouse one where they mock his big tummy. Tut tut.

JoinYourPlayfellows Tue 04-Feb-14 20:11:42

This bit of his argument is particularly salient, I think:

But when Freegard says, "The type of jokes aimed at dads would be banned if they were aimed at women, ethnic minorities or religious groups", she has got a point – just not the one she thinks she's got. Men and fathers are so favoured in our society, the world is weighted so much to their advantage, that comedy writers can safely make them the perpetual butt of jokes. The fact that Homer Simpson is the funniest, most prominent and most popular character in that show says far more about continued male dominance of money and power in the west than his fecklessness or misfortunes say about the undervaluing of paternal effort.

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