at the cartoon network offices, circa 2012
cn exec: rebecca, we’re looking for a bright, silly children’s comedy that makes the occasional fart joke. what do you have for us?
rebecca sugar, probably: the current state of american race and gender norms is deplorable. masculinity is a prison and a construct heavily influenced by the patriarchy which also serves to disenfranchise women. it’s disgusting. the intersectionality black and other minority women face is a series of unique experiences beyond those of white women. speaking to animation, specifically, minority characters are so rarely presented and when they are, so little care and attention is given to features so frequently stolen from them in media
cn exec: …
rebecca sugar: sorry I forgot to mention steven likes pizza and cat-shaped ice cream sandwiches