morriswalters wrote:Self deprecating? I don't believe so. The cartoon is gender neutral other than the hair. Put the head of the guy with the black hat in the frame instead of that head with hair, and the meaning would be precisely the same. So would he have then said "Yep, that sounds like a conversation with a black hat man."? However I don't really care, I was pointing out what I consider irony.Flumble wrote:I take it you interpreted chris' joke as self-depreciating? (namely him being the egg and the long-haired one being a woman) Otherwise, how do you get to the assumption that chris is thinking the stick figure is a girl?
The initial framing is of Alice, Through the Looking Glass; a framing which would be difficult to fully deny and more difficult to make a coherent case for a more strongly signifying alternate. So the framing would by logical implication be gender male ((new) Humpty) and gender female ((new) Alice). The use of traditional (fe)male signifier (long hair) in the case of new Alice seems intended to have that effect on the majority of the cartoon's target audience, at least from my perspective and it seems the perspective of some others. Do you personally believe what from my perspective appears to be a contemporaneous correlation between long-hair and gender persuasion is in some way(s) less desirable than possible alterhistorical and altercultural alternatives? Or perhaps you have other objections?