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Subject: cartoon couple equality
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Comics and Animation
Asked by: mufasamuz-ga
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Posted: 29 Aug 2006 16:27 PDT
Expires: 28 Sep 2006 16:27 PDT
Question ID: 760628
what couples in cartoons or movies can be used to
show equality among men and women? and which instances back this up?

Clarification of Question by mufasamuz-ga on 29 Aug 2006 16:29 PDT
i hope you can get what im trying to ask, im in a debate for which the
moot is "men and women were created equal" i plan to use some well
known movie or cartoon hero/heroine couples to back this up with
example of what they did to make them appear equal...

Request for Question Clarification by czh-ga on 30 Aug 2006 15:34 PDT
Hello mufasamuz-ga,

I think the couple in For Better Or Worse have a nice, equal
relationship. The strip also shows respect to the elderly and
children. Sally Forth is about a working mom.

You can browse all the comics at United Media and King Features to
find just what you need.

Will this meet your needs? Thanks.

~ czh ~
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: cartoon couple equality
From: denco-ga on 29 Aug 2006 23:50 PDT
Howdy mufasamuz-ga,

How many examples did you want?

There is always "Blondie" wherein the lead female character started a
catering business in the latest years of the cartoon strip.

Looking Forward, denco-ga - Google Answers Researcher
Subject: Re: cartoon couple equality
From: myoarin-ga on 30 Aug 2006 03:21 PDT
My feeling is that humor or drama in cartoons, movies, fiction dealing
with male-female relationships seldom - if ever - demonstrates
equality between the roles.  And if it occurred, it would be
contrasted with other couples that didn't show equality.

And what is the definition of demonstrable "equality"?
Subject: Re: cartoon couple equality
From: mufasamuz-ga on 30 Aug 2006 15:02 PDT
thankyou for your comments, i think what im looking for is something a
little more light though, i wont have to name my sources or anything
too serious, i just need something along the lines of bonnie and
clyde, superman and wonderwoman... just male/female couples in general
that people will know about that display equality. equality in this
case is loosely defined as anything in which the male is not the
dominnt figure
Subject: Re: cartoon couple equality
From: alice33-ga on 01 Sep 2006 12:01 PDT
 - Maybe you could use Superman/Lois Lane - when Superman is in Clark
Kent role, Lois very definately has the upper hand
 - Jack and Kate in "Lost" (bit random, 'cause they ain't really a
couple) - they both do the whole guns 'n' attitude thing, and are
natural leaders.
 - Rose/Bernard - "LOST" again, but a good example - they do
everything for each other, and Rose is just as 'dominant' as Bernard -
this only works well if you're debate group are LOST fans :)
 - Batman/Catwoman? Both "dark avenger" types.
maybe this sight'll help. Plough on through it, might be useful
It's got some examples of female-dominant/male-female equal partnerships in film.
Happy debating!
Subject: Re: cartoon couple equality
From: cranberries-ga on 17 Sep 2006 09:30 PDT
I suggest "The Incredibles."  There are a couple of moments in the
movie that raise this issue explicitly.  Possibly "Mulan" as well. 
But the traditional cartoon couples, Minnie/Mickey, Daisy/Donald,
Porky/Petunia, etc. tended to fit into traditional gender roles.

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