Thursday, April 3, 2008
Anyone See "Horton Hears a Who?"
I just came across a very angry rant by a father of three girls who recently saw the movie. He makes a good point, I think. The movie's writers added a little something special to Dr. Seuss's famous book. Seems in the movie, the Mayor of Whoville has 96 daughters and 1 son. And guess which one of them ends up saving the day? Thats right. The boy.
Wasn't there at least ONE Irregular among those 96 daughters? It seems unlikely that an army of girls couldn't take control of the situation. Who says you have to be male to save the world?
Read a transcript of the NPR clip here. Now discuss.