Well, with Raymond I guess it's the Italian-American thing... Italian women definitely live up to the stereotype of being firey and strong-willed in my experience. But seems that they're very much the exceptions.
This is a great analysis. Media Studies students would do well to read this and consider how the narratives on gender have evolved over the past 25 years. Like many shifts it happened over years, and I don't think it was deliberate either - they just saw the potential for slapstick humour with Homer and ran with it without ever really considering the impact on his value as a father. Then they...[More]