Political correctness gone mad

A new study out shows that Thomas the Tank engine demeans women. No really, according to Professor Shauna Wilton from Alberta University, Canada who actually believes this to be the case. What’s more, she has warned that such negative messages about society subconsciously gleened from the show may drive its young fans off the rails in later life

If ever there was a case for funding at universities to be reduced this is case number one. For goodness sake. This is a kids show with no deep underlying subconscious message of male domination. But then again these are the kind of people who ban Noddy and big Ears.

GENERATIONS of children have grown up enjoying the adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine.

It is probably pretty safe to say that few of them, however, have ever pondered the socio-political sub-text of the charming stories.

If they had, they would have discovered the cheeky little train and his friends live in a world blighted by a ‘conservative political ideology’ and a rigid class system that stifles self-expression, according to startling new academic research….She said: ‘It represents a conservative political ideology that punishes individual initiative, opposes critique and change, and relegates females to supportive roles.

‘The female characters weren’t necessarily portrayed any more negatively than the male characters or the male trains, but they did tend to play more secondary roles and they’re often portrayed as being bossy or know-it-alls.

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2 Responses to Political correctness gone mad

  1. zico01 says:

    My daughter loves Thomas ” not literally ” you know what I mean,
    Reports like this should be binned as they are just detrimental to society !!
    Is it true in the US they changed the name The Fat Controller, to Sir Topham Hat !!?? Please come on get a grip !
    It’s a kids TV programme !!
    All the best Zico !!

  2. wakey74 says:

    It just amazes me the kind of garbage gets spewed out over and over again.

    I really do think we as a society need to stand and take back common sense from these people who do nothing else but stand around and tell us what is wrong in the world

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