Anybody else remember this episode? In it, a female villain called Femme Fatale is stealing millions of dollars in Susan B. Anthony coins. Naturally, the Powerpuff Girls go to stop her. She then convinces them that men are all horrible because female superheroes aren’t as well known as male superheroes, even asking Blossom to name some to where her only answer is Wonder Woman.
They start acting bitter, refusing to do chores when the Professor asks and even telling the Mayor to save the town himself. Ms. Bellum and Ms. Keane talk to the girls and basically explain that being mean to guys won’t do anything and that isn’t the kind of message feminists should put out.
They proceed to beat up Femme Fatale while giving her a history lesson about Susan B. Anthony, the story where she voted and was found guilty because women couldn’t vote back then, but when the judge wanted to let her off easily because she was a woman, she forced them to take her to jail. The girls handle her and the lesson is that misandry will not stop misogny and we all should just respect each other.
And it fell on Tumblr’s deaf ears.
Nope, tumblrinas and Anita are outraged by this episode
"STOP MAKING ANIMATED CHARACTERS THAT BEHAVE LIKE US !!!!! STRAW FEMINISTS! STRAW FEMINISTS!!!! THESE PEOPLE LITERALLY DO NOT EXIST!"
Female game designer: Was Anita looking out for me when she erased my existence as well as pretty much every woman involved by the industry because it contradicted her narrative and got in the way of her presenting herself as a pioneer liberating the game industry, and came up with ways to demonise and ignore the games and characters I helped create because they again, contradicted her narrative?
Female artist: Was Anita looking out for me when she stole my art work and ignored my requests to negotiate, even though she had a quarter of a million but somehow felt she was unable to commission artists to create work for her?
Female donator: Was Anita looking out for me when she took my money and did nothing but hoard it for herself, and didn’t deliver on a single one of her promises?
Female Gamer: Was Anita looking out for me when she stole my let’s play footage and presented herself as a living justification for every negative stereotype about female gamers?
You. I love you.