Women…. am I right, fellas? It seems like everything they touch in this world gets a little worse. What have they brought to the world of education? What have they brought to the world of politics? When was the last time that a woman even discovered anything useful in science? Well it turns out that women aren’t just a force for un-action, they are actively ruining things for us guys. Things like Young Justice:
I know what you’re thinking: there’s only two women there and both conform to the ideally thin image demanded by civilized society. That is not the problem. True, while the show wastes episodes devoted to explaining these two’s “character” and “motivation,” the problem with Young Justice is that women actually WATCHED it. Apparently a lot of them, the majority of Young Justice’s strong viewership was women. So, of course, the executives at Cartoon Network had to cancel it.
If Paul Dini is to be believed (he’s a man so we can trust him), then the sole reason that Young Justice went off the air is because, since the majority of the viewership was women, the execs over at Cartoon Network (I’m going to guess also at least 90% male) canceled the show since it wouldn’t sell toys.
“…we had families and girls watching, and girls really became a part of our audience…but the Cartoon Network was saying…’no, we want the boys’ action, it’s boys’ action, this goofy boy humor we’ve [got to] get that in there’…I’d say look at the numbers, we’ve got parents watching…[the executives at Cartoon Network say] ‘we’ve got too many girls, we need more boys.’ And that’s why they cancelled us…’We don’t want girls because the girls won’t buy toys….Boys buy the little spinny tops, they buy the action figures, girls buy princesses, we’re not selling princesses.”
Just read that again. The nerve, right? WHY COULDN’T THEY HAVE WATCHED SOMETHING WITH PRINCESSES?! Everyone knows that there is not a single super-popular animated show out there starring a woman who is not a princess.
All the Cartoon Network executives wanted was to create a good, wholesome show that sold toys to little boys and little boys only, like a 21st century G.I. Joe or Transformers. Those two shows were both solely marketed towards males and have not produced a single sexist –
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For the record, I did try to find the records for Young Justice‘s ratings to confirm (or deny) Mr. Dini’s accusations but was unable to. What I did find was that the show was highly rated on IMDB, praised on TV.com, and that there is a petition to bring the show back. Apparently a Kickstarter campaign was also considered. Clearly this just means that the women are organized and are actively trying to trick the Cartoon Network executives. Rest assured, they are men and no attempt at manipulation or well-formulated argument will penetrate their testosterone-reinforced skulls.
This is a shame since I just binge-watched the first season (on vacation, don’t judge me) of Young Justice and it was rather entertaining. There was excellent story continuity, strong characters, and the show appeared to contain applicable morals for teens growing up. F*cking women though… am I right, Mr. Dini?
“That’s the thing, you know I hate being Mr. Sour Grapes here, but I’ll just lay it on the line: that’s the thing that got us cancelled on Tower Prep, honest-to-God was, it’s like, ‘we need boys, but we need girls right there, right one step behind the boys’—this is the network talking—’one step behind the boys, not as smart as the boys, not as interesting as boys, but right there.’ And then we began writing stories that got into the two girls’ back stories, and they were really interesting. And suddenly we had families and girls watching, and girls really became a big part of our audience, in sort of like they picked up that Harry Potter type of serialized way, which is what The Batman in boarding school [?] is really gonna kill. But, the Cartoon Network was saying, ‘Fuck no, we want the boys’ action, it’s boys’ action, this goofy boy humor we’ve gotta get that in there. And we can’t—’ and I’d say, but look at the numbers, we’ve got parents watching, with the families, and then when you break it down—’Yeah, but the—so many—we’ve got too many girls. We need more boys.”
Clearly Paul Dini is as outraged at the female audience as I am (with their stupid need to watch things that aren’t about makeup or cooking). Thankfully, the executives at Cartoon Network were able to put a stop to it… this time. Men, we need to be firm on this. If there are little girls out there watching the things that little boys are supposed to be watching, they may start getting the same ideas! The same hopes, the same dreams! They might start wanting what we want, which is bad because everyone knows how clever women are when it comes to getting their way.
Oh well, maybe Netflix will pick it up for another season or two. They are very good at listening to what fans want and providing the appropriate programming. I know what you’re thinking, I will say right now that Netflix is run by a man, but maybe he’s a little like a woman on the inside. Young Justice can only hope.
Even though I think it was pretty obvious, let me just say that this post was brought to you by the letter “S” for sarcasm and sexism.
14 thoughts on “How Women Ruined Young Justice for the Rest of Us”
Paul Dini was giving his PERSPECTIVE on TOWER PREP’s cancellation. He had no involvement in Young Justice. The show wasn’t popular among girls really. The premiere was watched by 636000 9-14 year olds, out of that 466000 were boys. Producer Greg Weisman even said “I don’t buy it” when asked about his thoughts on Young Justice being cancelled because of girls. Here’s a better possibility; The show used hand drawn animation and therefore was far more expensive than CN’s other shows.It’s ratings for new episodes were better than most of the other stuff on CN (1.9 million averaged for season 2) but not by much and the merchandise line was pulled. In other words, it was unprofitable.
Men ruin everything you piece of crap.How sexist is that.Girls can see whatever thing they want to see.Girls are way more intelligent then guys are.Dang did you hit your head on something wow
ummm that pretty sexist I watch young Justice and I think it’s a pretty good show.But it was rude how you say girls ruin everything cause they actually don’t.There the ones who have to take care of you.They had you.There the ones who get pregnant.Boys don’t.They have to deal with a lot of things.And plus they cook clean and fold you’re clothes so
Did you read the last sentence you retarded femenazi he said this rant was brought to you by the letter sarcasm and sexism
Hey now, while I appreciate the defense, that was a bit extreme. No reason to resort to name-calling Mr. or Mrs. Poopypants.
Hi there. Thank you for the comments and I am sorry you felt offended. If you read my last sentence, you would know it was all a joke.
That said, I find the following really offensive:
“Men ruin everything you piece of crap.” – Ironic because in the following line, you called me sexist.
“And plus they cook clean and fold you’re clothes so” – Wow, this really enforces some negative gender roles. I would have read more but I’m a man so I was probably fixing cars or eating red meat or some such.
“It’s now very common to hear people say, ‘I’m rather offended by that.’ As if that gives them certain rights. It’s actually nothing more… than a whine. ‘I find that offensive.’ It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. ‘I am offended by that.’ Well, so fucking what.” – Stephen Fry
You know what Its people like you who ruin everything for everyone; everything you have said so far is just so offensive but you know what a lot of my girl friends only watched it because they thought the men were so cute now that’s wrong but me i only watch show like Young Justice and all of the other shows like that for the action and the amazing story’s behind everything.
Again please see the definition of sarcasm before you do further harm to the good name of your gender, thank you.
I hope this idea of girls and women ruining Young Justice is satire. If parents and networks would stop enforcing outdated “traditional” gender roles on their children, then this would not have happened. Parents: Buy or offer to buy your daughters superhero toys and Tonka trucks. Endorsing your daughter’s diverse desire in toys will not hurt anyone. Network and company executives: Acknowledge and respect girls by marketing all toys towards them. Not just Barbie, Bratz and Monster High. Cancelling shows because they have high viewership among women is exclusionary and gender shaming. These girls feel like them liking is wrong and I think that is damaging to them expressing how they want to be and is damaging to their self esteem.
This show has been incredibly feminist and sexist towards men so far… They constantly portray men to be what women want them to be while making the rest look like fools. Kid Flash being one of those fools. Superboy is like a puppy waiting on hand and foot unintentionally like some “brainwashed” white knight. The female characters are overpowered to the point that it’s a disgrace to real characters. Black Canary beating and training Superboy? Are you fucking kidding me?
I understand how the company wants to sell to female viewers. But It would be great if female viewers could enjoy a show without castrating men to make women feel better. It’s fucking bullshit. I swear, you make an animation about women beating the shit out of men and all the women just THROW their money at you.
I hate this generation. I’m joining the military and I really hope strength and good health wins over this whiny LGBT matriarchy of a world we live in now.
Going to have to disagree with most of your points. Watching the show I did not feel like it catered to one gender over the other. I also do not find it a stretch that an experienced super hero (who is used to fighting people stronger than her) was able to beat up a rookie. It’s like saying a new recruit could beat up a general just because he/she happens to be a little physically stronger and younger. Experience matters.
Sorry you’re feeling threatened, but this might be how many women/minorities/LGBT feel on a daily basis in certain areas of the world. We’re definitely not all to blame for this, but it’s nice when everyone tries to make the world a fair and equal place for all, not just for some.
Thank you for your future service.
You are so sexist!!! Why can’t woman whatch what they want to watch!! They have the right to like the show no matter what their gender is!!!!! It’s people like you who are ruining the show. Young justice should be respected as a unisex show.
Why do so many people chose not to read the entirety of the article before making comments? This piece is purely satire dear.
Direct copy and paste from the article:
“Even though I think it was pretty obvious, let me just say that this post was brought to you by the letter “S” for sarcasm and sexism.”
So should ncis, criminal minds, Hawaii five o, blue bloods, and preacher be cancelled all of these shows have a high female viewership. What these shows have in common as did young justice was well written story line and fully developed characters. Instead we are inundated with unintelligent potty humor. I would like to finish by saying that most parents I know will not let there children watch cartoon network shows because they find them offensive