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Animal Abuse and Sexual Harassment

February 25th, 2011 by Carolyn Bick on Carolyn Bick's Blog · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Quick question:
When did it become unacceptable in cartoons to abuse animals or sexually harass female co-stars?¬† I only ask, because in the several Steamboat Willie cartoons we watched, Steamboat Willy did whatever he wanted with the farm animals–not to mention with Minnie (or whatever her name used to be in her Steamboat Willie days).¬† He [...]

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