I'm glad to hear I'm not the only woman who really doesn't care for the female Transformers, stories or figures. Just not my cuppa.
Old Fogey CelticDragon slinking back to her lair
Shadowman wrote: cybercat wrote:
EDIT: It's also an age-old double standard: Girls being into boy's stuff is far more socially acceptable than boys being into girl's stuff.
As another (way too long time)female who's a transformers fan... I also have add my voice to the not caring for the female characters!
Well, actually, Nautica has been the first one I liked. All the others seemed to be trying too hard for one thing or another. The original set of fembots seemed too girly... they were so not representative of anything in my life. I couldn't connect. Windblade and the latest Chromia seems like they're trying to hard to prove.. everything. Nautica just is being herself.
I don't get much funny looks when I'm going through the Transformers toys in the store, at least that I've noticed (I've had guys walking back and forth behind me like they wanted to say something but I'm really great at tuning everyone out. I get stared at enough no matter what to really notice). But the looks I get when my 6 year old son carries around a baby doll is pretty crazy. However, the older generations (in their 60's and 70's) seem to have less
problem with it.
However that has always been women, I don't know how men react (none have ever said anything). I would imagine badly because of that gender stereotype going on. Men don't really like seeing boys with 'girls' toys.
We try to have a very gender neutral house. But every day I'm having to undo the damage done to my 6 year old when he comes back from school. I'm constantly hearing about girl things and boys things and how he can't do something because it's a girl things or a girl toy (and don't take him down the make up aisle at the store, he starts complaining about girly things).
My husband had to bite his tongue about the baby doll, but to his credit he never said anything, just muttered "gender neutral... gender neutral..." under his breath. Product of his environment...