‘She’s a rare breed, matter fact, she’s an endangered species. Her heart’s been broken and just like mine it remains in pieces. But everytime we’re near each other smile is all we can do, our shattered souls intertwine. I know I’ve felt the same kind of agonizing pain she’s been through and I find comfort in her grasp so I reach out with both arms…’
I really like the way Adventure Time handles gender.
I mean, one episode had gender-bent versions of the characters, which were portrayed as awesome. Among them Fionna, a girl who loves to fight and wrestle and who can’t leave the house without at least one sword in her purse. She also doesn’t need no man to be happy.
And then there’s Princess Cookie. A guy who wants to be a princess someday. And instead of making fun of him or laughing at his dream, the episode is all about how anyone can be whatever they want.
There’s nothing wrong with people being the opposite gender, it can even be fun. A girl can be an independent tomboy if she wants, and it’s totally fine. And a guy can want to be a princess, and it’s all encouraged. I just think those are some really nice messages to send children.
Why couldn’t this show have been around when I was a kid
I’ve come to the conclusion that adventure time is perfect in everyway
My name is Brittany McMillan, but you probably know me as the founder of Spirit Day. In 2010, I asked people all around the world to wear purple in support of LGBT youth who are being bullied and in memory of several LGBT-perceived teen suicides. The response that year was overwhelming and I expected not to have to do it again the next year. But along came September and I was reading about more LGBT teen suicides and I knew we had to run Spirit Day again. Now, Spirit Day has become an annual event and we are hoping you will participate again this year….
So on October 19th, wear purple. And on the days leading up to it, talk about Spirit Day, talk about equality and tolerance. Let people know that you are accepting and that you will not stand for bullying because the best way to start a movement is to get talking. Also this year, GLAAD and I have come up with some fantastic ideas and ways to take action and I’d encourage you to participate, as well as find your own ways to support Spirit Day. So we’ll keep you updated, but please, spread the word. You never know who just might need to hear it.
Thank you for your support,
Read the entire letter here.