OPINION: Count Chocula Is NOT A Feminist Icon
There are times when someone must know to stay silent about something. To watch peacefully as so many lies are spread throughout the world. Well, I for one, won’t stand for it anymore. I’m going to be the one to say it:
Count Chocula is NOT a feminist icon.
And never will be. Why have so many people been trying to use this cocoa vampire as a sign of the fight for equality between men and women? It’s beyond me.
This isn’t a criticism of feminism as much as it is a questioning of our culture. We need to stop projecting our ideals onto our beloved food icons. Remember when the atheists began to align themselves with Charlie the Starkist tuna? Or when the Communists began using the Kool Aid man as their icon?
Whatever happened to Rosie the Riveter? Or Susan B. Anthony? Or Penny from Inspector Gadget?
It’s time to restore them as the true feminist icons we need right now.
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