I recently realised something that now disturbs me greatly, something about cartoons that I love. The Simpsons, Family Guy, and American Dad all follow a very similar family dynamic.
So I’m just wondering if this is what might be expected of women these days? To basically be everything and do everything, and stay with a man that under-appreciates you. Is this what modern culture is telling us? As a woman, it is hard to know what is expected of me sometimes, because times are changing. It was much clearer in, let’s say, the ’50’s, when a woman’s role was clearly defined. Now I’m not saying I would like to live like that, not at all. I want equality. But it is difficult to obtain because men and women are different, both physically and psychologically. I think we are designed that way to compliment each other, not to compete. So then how do we find this thing called ‘equality’? Maybe the most logical solution is a sideways step – to redefine what equality really means in this specific context.
It scares me a bit to look at Peter Griffin (yes, I know it’s just a cartoon – but it’s what he symbolises that scares me), and to think that men everywhere could be aspiring to this. To be a massive douche bag, but have a hot wife who puts up with his behaviour… oh and has three of his children. I could never look up to Lois Griffin, because frankly she is letting the side down. I wonder how Family Guy would be if a woman wrote it…
I’m interested to hear if anyone else has been frustrated by this, or if anyone knows a real life ‘Lois and Peter’?