What the HELL is the Smurfette Principle?

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  • Am I going to regret Googling Sabie a week from now? Probably lol

    SabersparkSaberspark28 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Ima do it.

      DΩGSΨSDΩGSΨS26 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Saberspark I think you’ve made Sabie’s popularity bigger than... (scans the SupremePrincess fanart) ...yeah.

      The Midnight OtakuThe Midnight Otaku26 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • nah you're furry so you'll be fine to some extent... 😂😂😂

      Kylo-JujuKylo-Juju26 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Bionicle

      Bionicle fan 117Bionicle fan 11726 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • challenge accepted

      Symbiotic Void MunkeySymbiotic Void Munkey26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Regardless of what it is, it doesn’t matter. *at all*

    AnyThingWorxAnyThingWorx5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I came for the thumbnail

    Lane RiddleLane Riddle6 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm a little confused exactly what the Smurfette Principle is. Is it quantity of female characters with all boys and one girl? If it's that, I don't think G.I. Joe should be on the list with Scarlett, Lady Jaye, Jinx, Baroness. Is it quality of females characters with their defining trait being "girl"? If it's that, I don't think Gargoyles should be on the list with how Elisa was portrayed.

    AmadeusAAmadeusA9 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • As a hobby writer myself, i find that its hard to write characters of the opposite gender. I find it hard to nail those little nuances between the two, at leas without it being overdone. The smurfette principle is fascinating to me, truly.

    Shadraw DragonShadraw Dragon10 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Smurfette was made by Gargamel to disrupt the all male Smurf society, I think...

    Garth SandersGarth Sanders20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • R2D2 and C3P0 are male?

    KopperhedKopperhed20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • 19:21 **WHEEZING INTENSIFYS**

    SleepyheadSleepyhead21 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Once i realized i can make my own characters with the toys i had, i didnt worry so much about finding a good girls show.

    Jabba The HuttJabba The Hutt21 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA! TO all the people who said that Anime is anti-girl I laugh at you! HAHAHA! No less than 3 woman per series!

    Douglas HermeyDouglas Hermey21 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Why are you torturing us with feminism & political correctness? 3:50 is undeniably, absolutely right; give a woman rights & she is guaranteed to rip out your throat with her teeth. You can see this all through this very video! The girl keeps hitting the guy with a baseball bat - why is no-one getting offended over this blatant display of female brutality?

    TuftedMocha7TuftedMocha723 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • atleast smurfette had a incannon reason for being the only female smurf the others... not so much

    SamiTheAnxiousBeanSamiTheAnxiousBeanวันที่ผ่านมา
  • I think the real point of the "Bechdel Test" is to become aware of how rarely it's fulfilled in media in general, not to judge any particular show or movie specifically. As you pointed out, a show can have excellent female characters and "fail" the test, or it can have crappy, shallow female characters and "pass." What's more useful is to take note that such a trivial, simple thing regarding female representation in media is remarkably difficult to find -- whereas the equivalent with male characters is comically easy to find. Also, if the inclusion of Smurfette was to allay fears that the smurfs were gay, then by that logic doesn't that imply that all the smurfs are fucking her? Is that what they wanted viewers to think?

    Living MythLiving Mythวันที่ผ่านมา
  • As soon as I heard Star Wars I immediately thought of Ahsoka. A strong character that just so happened to be female

    Logan BurnetteLogan Burnetteวันที่ผ่านมา
  • This kinda applies to lgbtq+ chrs. If there’s one in a movie/tv show, then they die or that’s their whole character. HOWEVER kipo, she-ra, and other stuff have definitely pulled it off and its so freaking amazing

    DeerySenpaiDeerySenpaiวันที่ผ่านมา
  • ...why was Overwatch used as an example? Tracer is the mascot character for the game

    HwarmingHwarmingวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Why does sabie sound like Google translate? Or is it just me?

    Zissa YTZissa YTวันที่ผ่านมา
  • why do i even wath this video... its not like i care about this stuff... i could be sleeping right now.....

    Igor ChmurskiIgor Chmurskiวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Wait, the Penguins of Madagascar had a female lead/supportive character? I know Madagascar movies had a female lead. But if she shows up in PoM it would be guest star and should not be counted... Though you did not say the Madagascar as a movie so this is fine enough.

    Nekuia OstergodNekuia Ostergodวันที่ผ่านมา
  • I feel like a good example is the res evil movies

    epic Lyall Thomasepic Lyall Thomasวันที่ผ่านมา
  • So harem?

    beat box kingbeat box kingวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Smurfette Principle. Me, watching Girls und Panzer, Saki, Non-Non Biyori, Lucky Star, Azumanga: "Hmm..."

    The Last PhoenixThe Last Phoenixวันที่ผ่านมา
  • i cant what is wrong wtih Smurfette principle thing? if i make show or comic i would also do the same for it works

    MrDjBigZMrDjBigZวันที่ผ่านมา
  • WHY DID SHE PRONOUNCE KANGA AS ''KONGA'' LMFAOOO

    i am in paini am in pain2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Technically that goes the opposite way in a lot if disney movies they usually center about a woman having a man for the soul purpouse of having him (some of there disney princess films exclude a prince but u know what I mean)

    Ibra MrvlIbra Mrvl2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • A Gadget cult, that's funny af lol

    BlazingAero420BlazingAero4202 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • the Bechdel test has always bugged the shit out of me, cause a show can fail it for a small off hand comment, like "oh shit, my dads gonna kill me for that" but pass it by simply flipping the parental role, or if the main characters is a guy, the show will most likely fail the test because the whole show revolves around them, i mean the whole thing stems from a comic in 1985, on how a character will only watch things that match her 3 rules, and in turn fails the test by mentioning the third rule... also a pretty crap way to select what movies to watch, kinda like the wierdos that wont play a game if it has a female protagonist

    Voltren XytechVoltren Xytech2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Half of these the shows, she named, I never heard, and/or watched before, in my entire lifetime. De fuqu?

    Happy SavageHappy Savage2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • It feels weird irl to be the only odd gender in a group

    HyurielHyuriel2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Are you trans ?

    David RiveraDavid Rivera2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Okay, hold on. Kanga from Whinnie the Pooh was not a romantic love interest. She was the older, wiser, voice of reason. She was the "mom" figure, in a land where there were no other mothers. Why is she used as an example of women being disrespected? The writer of that article was gravely mistaken.

    jack squattjack squatt2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • *Legit Question* Is this a defiance of the Smurfette Principle: Fujiko from Lupin III. She is the only reoccurring female character in an otherwise cast of male characters. She has had romantic dealings with the main character in the past, which are rarely shown. However, her main role is to almost invariably act as a secondary antagonist, ruining the main character's schemes time after time for her own benefit. Is this an example or a subversion of the Smurfette Principle?

    jack squattjack squatt2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Did they straight up forget the brown m&m who is canonically married to green?

    Spooder DudeSpooder Dude2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "Of the Smurfs I've seen in there, only two have body hair...do you love your papa, Smurfer Girl?" - Tom Smith in a parody of "Surfer Girl" So what about the reverse situation, like Harem Anime, where there are lots of girls and only one guy? So, wait, how is R2D2 a "Guy?" And C3P0? And I'm pretty sure Aunt Beru was female. and Mon Mothma.

    RedwoodTheElfRedwoodTheElf2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I do not think this principle is neccessarily a problem if a show is aiming for boys as audience and girls can choose to watch it or not, i am not a fan of complaining for the sake of complaining. This is especially true if it is literally just about "leading roles", the Turtles had leading roles of Turtles who were massive, have not seen or been one myself in real life and i am not gonna complain about that. In generell, some shows did not have many personalities that stood long term, odds were those had few of everything to begin with, others had huge casts and could have done this differently. But the oddest thing about this is that the Turtles had Irma and April. And later on there were Sassette and Grandma with the smurfs, so there was more representation after all. It would be just as if not more valid to complain that this species that did not seem to have any females later on be canonically rewritten to have had them in the past and all. In terms of the smurfs there is something else that is odd, Smurfette was named after her gender but it was kind of "her name" more so then any of the early guys who were mostly named after job/trait, then there were a few named by family position and later children hat actual names. That stands out as more odd to me. Someone in the comments said that "My little Pony is basically the same for women", yet never once did i complain about the show as a child and would watch it whenever i could. edit: Lol, the video just literally dropped from 4 digit downvotes to 2 digits. But i myself took back my downvote after it became a much more nuanced point of view. The nuance helped also with the "joke" of "violence against the guy" which is itself an old trope just that it is generally accepted

    LordValzyLordValzy2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This isn't that uncommon, and it goes both ways. Shows that were generally aimed at boys, tend to have all male cast with 1 female supporting character... BUT what people forget is... it goes the other way too... Shows aimed at a female audience, often had only a single male character and he was often just comic relief. My little ponies... for example tended to only have 1 or 2 male characters (spike the dragon) and the rest of the cast was female. She-Ra... rainbow bright, etc. now, the reason for this is far far more annoying then most people think. The reason for cartoons, the whole point to cartoons in the 80's... was to sell toys. Period. If a cartoon couldn't sell toys, it didn't make money, and as such wasn't worth the time it took to animate. Shows lived and died by their toy sales. And the problem quickly cropped up, boys, and girls... played with different types of toys. Parents would fork out big bucks for transformers, and the transformers cartoon was constant marketing, introducing new products (characters) all the time. The problem was, girls toys, tended to be more limited, cartoon wise. there wasn't a lot in the 80's they could do for animated girls toys. Girls toys were very wide spread, with different brands and types. so girls had a wider verity, but their toys didn't lend themselves all to often to animated series. In this we had care bears, my little ponies, rainbow bright, etc.. but then add in things like skipping ropes, skip it, home theamed things like easy bake, and such... which really didn't lean towards cartoons.

    Jennifer StewartsJennifer Stewarts2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I never noticed. I watched a lot of Scooby Doo. Not enough appreciation for how progressive a show it was.

    Semantic DragonSemantic Dragon3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Ladies and gentlemen, The Female Counterpart of Saber is back and is going to steal his own channel.

    Kirami MiokaKirami Mioka3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I wish we could get another Smurf movie

    Alcyone SongAlcyone Song3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Wait she speaks just like you? Like literally she speaks like you? WHO IS SHE!? IS SHE A CLONE OF YOU!!?! AAAHAAAAAAAAA run

    some dudesome dude3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This reminds me of Elizabeth Harmon from the Queen's Gambit, because she got upset that she was famous for being a woman. It is logical that people were sexist in the time it takes place, but that doesn't make it right.

    Olivia KsiagOlivia Ksiag3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • DOT//coyutubedotsbaberspaekr//////////////dotguvdotslashdotgovrnrrofukraine/bababooey/thing/com/youtube

    some dudesome dude3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The Smurfette Principal? You mean Miss Bitters on Invader Zim?

    Rolla's GamecadeRolla's Gamecade3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I’m in middle school and friend groups are usually are either a group of girls with one guy or a group of guys with one girl so maybe that’s part of why that principle is successful because it’s normal in a school environment this isn’t based on anything I’m just saying what I’ve observed and they are rising if it might affect this principal

    Fire Charge EmpireFire Charge Empire3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • *cough* jeninifer from back to the future and martys mom this falls under it but jennifer takes a big role *cough*

    wrecked funtimefoxywrecked funtimefoxy3 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @James Red also you got time to go and leave

      wrecked funtimefoxywrecked funtimefoxyวันที่ผ่านมา
    • @James Red i dont want too

      wrecked funtimefoxywrecked funtimefoxyวันที่ผ่านมา
    • @wrecked funtimefoxy what does that have to do with anything?? you commented on the video without completing its message. u got time to delete it

      James RedJames Redวันที่ผ่านมา
    • @James Red i dont even know why there is a female saberspark

      wrecked funtimefoxywrecked funtimefoxyวันที่ผ่านมา
    • @wrecked funtimefoxy dont ocmment till you wathc the whole video. u got time to delete this

      James RedJames Redวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Okay so does anyone else hear an ice cream truck like jingle in the background

    twisted light2020twisted light20203 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You showed Steven Universe as an example? Well actually I believe while The Crystal Gems are there, they could have been the whole protagonist characters, but I believed I heard that Cartoon Network was sexist towards Rebecca Sugar and forced her to add a male character. So Steven may have not been a thing.

    Andrés Eduardo Clavasquin RegaladoAndrés Eduardo Clavasquin Regalado3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Yeah the female saberspark is boring

    Irene ValeraIrene Valera3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • We need more Sabie

    undead hamsundead hams4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Also gotta remember Vanessa from the TMNT live action tv show.

    Michael HuffMichael Huff4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Guess whose back back again

    BLUE EXO SOOTBLUE EXO SOOT4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Isn't private a guy? Or are you talking about the movie

    Bowen LesiewiczBowen Lesiewicz4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Is he ok? O.o

    Ramon MartinezRamon Martinez4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I lost interest when she started talking about the Bechdel test. Remember feminism is EVIL.

    rphbrphb4 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @Seungji Lee Checking back I see that my comment have become victim of youtubes insidious censorship policy, which is another strong point in my favour as only the truth needs to be suppressed, and only by these who are nefarious. Regardless I need to speak much in euphemism this time to avoid triggering whatever it was so forgive me for being vague. Feminism is evil, because it is nothing but hatred for men, but also for also for women, as it is opposed to femininity. Women who follow this toxic ideology ends up bitter, alone and childless. But the effect is only clear after it is too late for the women to redeem themselves. It advocate promiscuity, which is one of the most irresponsible thing for (especially women) to be, ruining them for any good men, and thus confirming their bias that there is no good men (because no good men wants anything to do with a women such as that). It thus destroys the life of everyone it touches but hurts women the most, which is why women needs to speak out against it.

      rphbrphb3 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Feminism is not evil? What are u talking abt?

      Seungji LeeSeungji Lee3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Fun fact: The Smurfs themselves were pure communist propaganda. Its creator Peyo was an anarchy communist, a very common ideology in mid century Belgian among the intellectuals, and the smurfs are his utopia. The antagonist Gargamel who represent capitalism literally wanted to eat the smurfs and /or turn them into gold.

    rphbrphb4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I like how there’s a commercial break after she beats up Saberspark

    Jay InesJay Ines4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • imagine going on trial for being too hot, i'm not sure if that's a compliment or an insult

    TroveionTroveion4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I think Steven Universe does it very well, most of the characters in the show are women BUT boys and girls love the show there isn't really any gender associated with the show

    TroveionTroveion4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Sabie more like Sussy

    ComputerDefeatedComputerDefeated4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I was born in the 70s, and pretty much took it for granted that girls were an afterthought in a lot of my favorite shows (Dukes of Hazzard, Thundarr the Barbarian, Speed Racer, He-Man). From a purely capitalistic standpoint, they missed out by not marketing to girls. I had several He-Man toys, my mom mentioned years later works hat she didn't like buying "those ugly things" but did it anyway, lol. Most of my allowance would end up going for Breyer horses and other animal toys.

    Paladin JonesPaladin Jones4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Saber: *exists* Sabie: *prepares to aggresively bonk*

    That PonyBroThat PonyBro5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • remember, also, that in the 60's and 70's most if not all the higher level heads of the companies that produced this "product" were male so they made male based "product"

    Paul BecketPaul Becket5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Does anyone really care about representation in a kids show?

    Solo ManSolo Man5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • And...the Leia costume most worn at Star Wars conventions is...the brass bikini slave girl on a leash. Unh huh. Admittedly she does strangle Jabba with that chain.

    Cr HuCr Hu5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Your picture of Gargoyles has THREE females in it LOL.

    SFC spectacularSFC spectacular5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I think it's good for a animation have more than 2 female characters but some times it would be weird like in bionicles and transformers

    farzad farzanfarzad farzan5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • SassetteSmurfling you forgot that

    rkrozz cstrkrozz cst5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • That's why japan has Harem anime. So feministic.

    Zynical KZynical K5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I always wondered if Piglet from Winnie the Pooh was male or female?

    MrJavaman5MrJavaman55 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Piglet is a Male, the "smurfette" is Kanga (Roo's mom)

      ♡sp0on♥♡sp0on♥5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I thought it was going to be a Smurfette/Jason Bourne type of story.

    TheIvannoobTheIvannoob5 วันที่ผ่านมา
What the HELL is the Smurfette Principle?