U.K. Guardian is on CRACK! Pippi Longstocking books charged with racism

November 9, 2011

Not that I’m offended… or annoyed. I’m just awestruck at what passes for journalism in the U.K.Guardian:

In Pippi in the South Seas, “the black children throw themselves into the sand in front of the white children in the book,” 

…”When reading the book to my nephew, who is black, I simply left that passage out.” “It is not that the figure of Pippi Longstocking is racist, but that all three in the trilogy of books have colonial racist stereotypes,” said Wollrad. “I would certainly not condemn the book completely – on the contrary, there are many very positive aspects to the book, as well as being very funny, it is instructive for children as it not only has a strong female character, she is against adultism, grown-ups being in charge, and she is fiercely opposed to violence against animals – there is a very strong critique of authority in the book,” she told the Local.

Astrid Lindgren’s daughter Karin Nyman emphatically rejected the charge. She told the Guardian: “She is not a racist. She is the opposite. She is not only ‘against adultism, grown-ups being in charge, and fiercely opposed to violence against animals’ she certainly is also against racism. The passage quoted by Eske Wollrad, where the ‘black children throw themselves into the sand’ in front of Pippi and Tommy and Annika, is explicitly preceded by the explanation that they did so thinking,’for some incomprehensible reason’, that white skin was to be revered. This passage is, of course, referring to ‘colonial racist stereotypes’, but since it is immediately questioned by Pippi, who refuses to be knelt in front of, who makes a very strong point of the children being all alike, black and white, and enjoying the same games in the two books dealing with the South Seas, it is difficult to see the books as representatives of a dubious racist conception and thus harming reading children of to-day. But, of course, the old harm of colonial racism itself remains!”

The paper that claims Israel is an Apartheid state. unf#(%ing-believable. Look… I don’t like their politics, but I had no idea they were this stupid.


Heather Jarvis AKA Pippi Longstocking of the SLUT WALK

August 13, 2011
@ Feministing:

…I always knew that Pippi Longstocking was this character who was an awkward looking redheaded girl, and I’m a redhead, and that’s something that I identified with before anything, including gender.

Let’s analyze who Pipi is: A girl that can have anything she wants. She has SUPER HUMAN strength… and she can beat up BOYS! Before she had any interest in gender, Heather Jarvis in her childhood had interests in being anti-social. Before she had any knowledge of rape or abuse or any type of social injustice, she had fantasies of bullying the boys around her. hmmm! Is she really into social justice or is she really acting out a childhood fantasy? Below is a still of the Slut Walk leader Heather Jarvis