Just to be clear…
4 February 2013 11 Comments
…the fact that I talk a lot about how the Nick TMNT‘ series is consistently embarrassing when it comes to women doesn’t mean that other TMNT incarnations could not also, on occasion, be just as embarrassing.
This right here is an image of all the characters in season 7 of the 4Kids TMNT cartoon to have an impact on the plot of a given episode. Of the
fourteen fifteen sixteen (I forgot Splinter and the Ultimate Gamer–hat tip to Loudo for that one), only two three–roughly 13% 19%– are coded female, and only one appears in more than one episode. Of the ten eleven characters to have an impact on more than one episode, only one (9%) is a woman. So riddle me this, Batman: why is that number so low? And why do creators seem to consider that ratio acceptable?