So, in a discussion with my cohosts on the Oh Gosh, Oh Golly, Oh Wow Podcast, and some of our fans, we came to the theory that most of us can’t conclusively gender cartoon characters UNLESS they have specific gender markers (skirts, boobs, etc). OR if we know from context (because we know the show
I also expect it’s even harder the younger you are!
So I wanna test it. Can you gender these characters? Can your children?
In the comments, let me know your age and gender (or the age and gender of the person taking the test) and then, without googling, for each of these 14 characters let me know what gender you think they are. AND for each let me know if it’s a character you recognize or if you just had to guess based on appearance or whatever (I expect most people won’t know all of them… maybe some of my comics scholar peeps).
This is an open ended thing. So feel free to have your children guess too (let me know their ages and gender too… I expect for very young kids who likely know few if any of these characters, it’s going to be almost entirely random… or they’re just going to default to their own).
EDIT: #12 is the gargoyle. NOT Nightcrawler.