I read this article three times, and to be honest I’m still not completely sure what Ms. Brodeur is trying to get across here…
She asks “…why do we insist on seeing [cartoons] as human, capable of dismantling our belief systems and sullying our children like melted chocolate on their Easter finery?”
But we never really get an answer. The closest we get is Washington Post Style writer Hank Stuever’s “maybe cartoon characters create mythology. You apply life lessons and hidden meanings to them.”
I think what she’s trying to discuss is how the current gay cartoon scare affects the reality of cartoon characters. But it’s never really spelled out to my satisfaction.
Not a big deal, I know. But it’s my blog and I’ll complain if I want to.