dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Monday, 13 December 2010

We begin the week and the "John's Parents Come To Visit" arc with Lynn perpetuating the women-are-lousy-drivers stereotype. Watch the Lynnsight laugh off her self-hatred.

(Strip Number 4105, Original Publication Date, 14 December 1981)

Panel 1: As our story continues, we find Elly getting Mike and Lizzie ready to go out; as Mike puts his jacket on, he asks her "Isn't Daddy coming to the airport to meet Gramma, Mom?"

Panel 2: John isn't going to do so but he will be home when they arrive.

Panel 3: Mike then asks why they're leaving so early when the plane touches down at six in the evening.

Panel 4: Bug-eyed Elly says that she likes to give herself time to get lost on the highway.

Summary: As I said, Lynn is showing us that Elly is totally out of her depth driving out of her comfort zone; the thing is that since she's supposed to be EveryMom, she's perpetuating a stereotype that shows how little she values her femininity.

ETA: The latest banner will probably raise an interesting question: "Who is the little girl with brown hair?"

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