In (yet another) post bemoaning bias at the ABC, Piers Akerman has exposed himself to ridicule by claiming that children’s programme Peppa Pig pushes a ‘weird feminist line’.
There’s a lot that’s wrong with the statement, up to and including the adjective ‘weird’ to describe a ‘feminist line’. That it descends further into a claim about ‘Labor’s Handbag Hit Squad’ should reveal that this is Piers seeking attention rather than making a serious point.
But here’s the thing: both Akerman and the people who are criticising his comment are tacitly agreeing that there would be something wrong about Peppa Pig taking a feminist angle in its show. ‘Don’t be ridiculous, Piers!’ say the nay-sayers, ‘It is a children’s show and therefore isn’t feminist.’
Why shouldn’t Peppa Pig take a feminist angle? What would actually be so wrong with a programme that lays the groundwork for indoctrinating children in a particular political construct? Continue reading “Quick Post: Akerman shouldn’t be wrong about #PeppaPig (#auspol)”