Fabulous Kvetchin' Inc.: Can we just take a minute to talk about how amazing it was that Monster High not only made Skelita Calaveras a...
I was under the assumption that Skelita’s ancestors were Aztec because of their location based on Skelita’s map, but yeah, that’s some pretty interesting information and its made me rethink some things.
As for the comment about MH’s history with WOC I agree that MH is still problematic and like you pointed out, the fact that they give Skelita special treatment is really obvious since they really missed the mark with their latest short where Jinafire takes the role of Wise And All-Knowing POC — but I still think that they should be commended for addressing these issues in ways that no series for teenage girls has really done (at least one with its own doll franchise). I’d really like to see them make Skelita a new standard as well and it makes me interested to see what else they’ll come up with next.
I’ve found that even though MH does mess up sometimes, there’s usually some kind of silver-lining (like Jinafire being really interested in metalwork, which is something usually associated with men). I think its important to acknowledge the good as well as the bad, so that we know what we need to do in the future and what we need to work on.
Monster High: A Feminist Analysis
Yeah so I decided to pop this baby out since everyone seems to have such a problem with race discussions — why not discussions about gender too? I mean why the fuck not?
Anyway, let’s get this show on the road.