« Last post by IndigoPrime on Today at 11:14:40 pm »
I don't see it as a marketing ploy per se, and even if it is, I don't care. Even fucking Paw Patrol is five 'boy' dogs and one 'girl' (who wears pink, is tiny, is support, and has the shittest vehicle). Even her kiddie books are more often than not fathers/sons or male characters. I'm pretty sick of it. It needs to stop.
The Star Wars flicks are a good exampleWhen Mrs G and I watched the originals a few years ago, we'd forgotten quite how Smurfette Leia was. The Force Awakens was better, but even that made loads of people lose their shit (despite the main characters being a young bloke, an old bloke, a hairy bloke, and a woman).