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Hasbro introduces a transsexual superhero

Postby ccgr » Thu May 30, 2013 3:23 pm

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The main character is a 12-year-old boy named Guy who gets powers from a magic ring. It all sounds pretty standard, except that Guy’s superpower is to turn into a girl. Uttering the phrase “You go, girl,”
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Re: Hasbro introduces a transsexual superhero

Postby ArchAngel » Thu May 30, 2013 3:50 pm

If it makes you guys feel better, this sounds painfully close to a filipina superhero, Zsazsa Zaturnnah.

Now, ccgr, I want to credit you with an objective title as opposed to the one given for the cited article. You don't have to agree or like the new development, but calling it an indoctrination would not be accurate. I suppose, of course, one can call it indoctrination if this includes teaching kids that transexuals are people two and shouldn't be treated like freaks. Or maybe it's too empower women. I don't know.

While it's gender bending, it's not clear if it concerns itself with sexuality. And you know, there is still much fun to be had with gender bending. I laughed my fill at Bugs Bunny singing as an opera singer, wooing Elmer Fudd, not to mention Mrs. Doubtfire and other movies.

I'm trying not to jump to any conclusions, but the whole premise seems overwrought and what gags they can pull from it, I'm not sure will remain fresh throughout the episodes. Maybe it will, I don't know. But from what I seen that wasn't a conservative blog or syndicate reeling at the idea, it really doesn't seem a whole lot more than gender gags. I guess there is some on breaking down the male archetype, which is something I find tiresome.

Anyhow, here's the intro:
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Re: Hasbro introduces a transsexual superhero

Postby Nate DaZombie » Thu May 30, 2013 3:53 pm

I found it to be more humorous than offensive, but then again, I actually watched Looney Toons as a kid. Bugs seemed totally fine with kissing men and everybody was fine with that.

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Re: Hasbro introduces a transsexual superhero

Postby ArchAngel » Thu May 30, 2013 4:00 pm

But he did it for the lulz.
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Re: Hasbro introduces a transsexual superhero

Postby ccgr » Thu May 30, 2013 4:25 pm

It's honestly something I don't want our son to watch. It's bad enough he has two sisters and no brothers but I don't him him thinking he has to wear a dress to be powerful. :\ I'm happy that he pretends to be Mario or Epic Mickey walking around with a paint brush :D

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Re: Hasbro introduces a transsexual superhero

Postby IBJamon » Thu May 30, 2013 4:53 pm

I just watched the intro. Kind of disturbing. At times they call him a girl, and at other times a boy. Pretty strange. At least in Ranma 1/2 (which immediately came to mind) the male hero becomes an actual girl. And they are honest about the obvious sexual tension that brings. This is perhaps a westernized version of that (with obvious political agenda, instead of just absurd laughs).

What a crazy world we live in.

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Re: Hasbro introduces a transsexual superhero

Postby ChickenSoup » Thu May 30, 2013 5:22 pm

anytime we think the gays will take over the world, I remember the bisexuality of ancient Greece and say "oh, this perceived harbinger of the apocalypse isn't the end of the world." At least our kids don't pleasure their older tutors in payment for training to become warriors.

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Re: Hasbro introduces a transsexual superhero

Postby delve » Thu May 30, 2013 6:29 pm

"You go, girl"? I suppose that's one way to attempt a cultural coup.

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Re: Hasbro introduces a transsexual superhero

Postby ArchAngel » Thu May 30, 2013 8:14 pm

I feel it should only ever be said if accompanied by a series of sassy black woman snaps. A Z pattern is ideal.

But, I should ask a follow up question, is it better or worse than "Grrrrlll power!"
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Re: Hasbro introduces a transsexual superhero

Postby delve » Fri May 31, 2013 12:50 am

At least it's spllllld correctly.

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Re: Hasbro introduces a transsexual superhero

Postby Bruce_Campbell » Fri May 31, 2013 3:29 am

Ranma 1/2 (which immediately came to mind)
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I dunno, I'd have to know about the show to comment. And I have little interest in finding out, since I don't have kids in that demographic... or at all. I don't even know if it's trying to make a political statement, although it wouldn't surprise me if it was.
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