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Wed 30 Jun, 2010
By Sam Bristowe

Pairing homophobia with misogyny, the jokes about Ken suggest that the worst things a boy can be are either a girl or a homosexual.

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A blog writer has slammed the much anticipated third installment to the Pixar classic Toy Story films, branding the animated film as a case of "careless sexism" and blamed it for "damaging gender and sexuality norms".

According to Digital Spy, writer Natalie Willson, wrote about the movie in MS magazine, a self proclaimed hard hitting and outspoken publication, saying: "Toy Story 3 opens on a woman-empowerment high, with Mrs Potato-Head displaying mad train-robbing skills and cowgirl Jessie skillfully steering her faithful horse Bullseye in the ensuing chase.

"And that's the end of that: From there on, the film displays the same careless sexism as its predecessors."

She adds about other characters and how they stereotype sexuality: "As for Ken, he is depicted as a closeted gay fashionista with a fondness for writing in sparkly purple ink with curly-Q flourishes.

"Pairing homophobia with misogyny, the jokes about Ken suggest that the worst things a boy can be are either a girl or a homosexual." She continues to accuse the film for "damaging gender and sexuality norms" for stereotypical take on the character.

It wasn’t all bad from Wilson though, she did declare the film to be funny, clever, enjoyable and fresh.


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