|Posted by Anna H. on March 30, 2014 at 2:40 AM|
How's it going my gumdrops? You may remember that I briefly mentioned Jem and the Holograms, last Sunday. Last week, I happened to watch this highly biased, chastising, and condescending cartoon review about Jem by Nostalgia Chick. Apparently, Nostalgia Chick wasn't alive during the 80's, in order to really understand, that it was the Glam Era. I'm sure she couldn't grasp the concept of having fun and girly cartoons, while she did her over analysis. Heaven forbid that she and her crew of hipster, pseudo intellectual, feminazis try to find "fashion" and "fame" in a girls cartoon to be entertaining. Living in the 80's was mostly about fashion and entertainment. Over 3 decades ago, MTV used to air MUSIC VIDEOS 24/7. Several musical genres from the 80's heavily influenced fashion. The 80's had more bright, flashy, extreme colors, and cheesy fashions. Sure, some of us today may cringe at some of the lingo and fashions. However, the 80's was meant to be a silly and fun Glam Era. Jem and the Holograms highly reflected the 80's, which was no different than cartoons like Scooby-Doo (for example) reflecting the 60's and 70's. In fact, Scooby-Doo crossed over to the 1980's as well.
I read the opposing comments on Nostalgia Chick's so-called Jem Review and I have to agree with some posters. One of my favorite comments was posted by Scott Fennelly. He said:
"Where do I begin? Jem
was a positive role model for girls. The storylines always had a
message of friendship, hard work, and perseverance. The content was
pretty mature when compared to other shows that were on
at the same time.
Think for a second, Jerrica's father left her half a record company, a super computer that could do anything and what does Jerrica do?.... she does her best to keep the orphanage afloat and rallying her friends for a common goal, a nobel one. When they 'broke into song,' it was the equivalent of the actual music video that would accompanied the song they were singing. At the time MTV was still about music/videos so the connection was there. It is easy to pick on the show by pointing out the flashy colors and outfits, but there is no better way to attract attention. A trick thats tried and true to this day.
As for The Misfits being picked out as the bad guys because they were the rock group is just wrong. Jem and the gang went up against them for what they stood for which was mischief, negativity, and all around unbecoming behavior to put it nicely. As the only point I would agree in the whole 'critique,' was that YEAH they (Misfits) broke the laws and nearly committed murder quite a few times without realistic consequences.
This was one of very few cartoons that had a strong female lead in a sea of male oriented cartoons. In few instances I remember when Jem and the Holograms had to put their differences aside to work together.
What is TRULY OUTRAGEOUS was the snide tone and condescending bias that you decided to watch this program with. A quality critique would not have stooped to the use of mockery and belittlement of its subject. What your critique revealed was more of your own insecurities, immaturity and inept understanding of this program."
Jem and the Holograms was a Dramedy (meaning Drama and Comedy)/Science Fiction/Romance/Action Adventure cartoon, which catered to the young female demographic. Those of us, who were alive in the 1980's know, that MTV heavily influenced the show. As Scott Fennelly previously mentioned, there were songs throughout each episode pertaining to the story on Jem. I guess some could say that Jem was an animated version of a soap opera/musical with rival bands. The cartoon didn't only revolve around "fashion," "fame," and music. Jem's episodes implemented societal issues about death, drug abuse, literacy skills, adoption, family problems, peer pressure, acceptance, rejection, run away orphans, trying to assimilate with peers, double standards in romantic relationships, living a double life (which is something very common in male superhero cartoons and comic books), and having a stalkerazzi trying to ruin a celebrity's personal life. In the 80's, most cartoons always did a PSA or "Moral of the Story" Segment at the end of each episode. Nostalgia Chick only prejudged Jem and the Holograms and did a half-assed review based on her own personal bias against the cartoon. She didn't even open her review with the original theme song airing. The fact, that Nostalgia Chick can sit on her high horse and liken Jem and the Holograms to Hannah Montana is absolutely a slap in the face to those of us in our 30's and possibly to those in their 40's. Last time I checked, I don't remember any Jem character twerking and grinding all over a married man, who's old enough to be her uncle. LOL!
As soon as we entered the 1990's, hardcore feminazis began demonizing, brainwashing, and projecting their self-hatred and personal inferiority complexes onto little girls. They wanted little girls to hate the physical appearances of "pretty" dolls and what they supposedly represented, including Barbie. BTW: Barbie represented being whatever a girl wanted to be growing up. If that doesn't scream "Independent Woman," I don't know what to say for the raging, hardcore feminazis. It's quite evident, that they view a "pretty" doll such as Barbie (for instance) to be a triple threat because she represents beauty, brains, and success for women. Also, Ken was her BROTHER. Barbie, Jem and the Holograms, The Misfits, Maxie, etc. were not and still are not REAL people.
Whenever I watched their cartoons and got those dolls for
birthday and Christmas presents growing up, I never once thought about
wanting to physically look like them, unless I was wearing a Halloween costume. I have all the
original Jem and the Holograms and The Misfits Dolls. Each
with an audio tape. Once, I also dressed up as Pizzazz from The Misfits
for Halloween and it was fun. I wasn't crying to my family about not
looking like Pizzazz, Barbie, or Jem in real life because I understood
it was all PRETEND. The feminazis need to realize
there's nothing wrong with wanting to have and actually having beauty,
brains, and success. Not every girl and/every woman is a superficial
space cadet. We all know some are superficial space cadets. At the same
time, we shouldn't project that negative label onto every female and
demonize her just because she's considered "pretty." The feminazis have
some of today's girls and women regurgitating their oppressive views and
try making everyone else feel inferior because we all don't share their
extreme feminist views.
Any female, who wants and believes she should look exactly like a doll and/cartoon character her entire life, obviously is delusional and has a major identity crisis. I don't believe every female wants to look exactly like Barbie, Jem, etc. They only want all their fictional careers and statuses. Those would be the only qualities, that would make me jealous of fictional characters and dolls. God knows it's not any of their bodies. Why the hell would I want to have a doll's A or B-cup, when I can appreciate my curves, large bust size, and be anatomically correct? Think about that question for a minute? This is basically all I have to say for now.
Let me know what you think!
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