I am getting REALLY annoyed by how people are getting upset with Connie in “Dewey Wins”. I’ve seen people say that she is being a drama queen or right our calling her a bitch. I even saw one comment saying that because this show isn’t about her, she shouldn’t even be getting upset because it’s not all about her.
Y’all. Connie is a YOUNG TEEN who has been put in a position that almost no one her age has gone through. She is a part of an alien-human rebellion against an authoritarian alien society that literally wants to wipe out all of humanity. She’s not even 13 yet, and she has almost been killed multiple times because she’s been associated with this rebellion, and, after joining, has experienced even more near-death experiences.
Not only that, but she had an entire arc of the show dedicated to how she doesn’t need to sacrifice herself for Steven’s sake. About how they can do things together and that she doesn’t have to fight by herself.
“I don’t know what’ll happen in the future, but if something dangerous comes along, I don’t wanna be a burden, I wanna help! I wanna be there for Steven, to fight by his side! The Earth is my home too, can’t I help protect it?”
Later, after Steven reminds her that they can fight together, time and time again, they follow through with this. Connie doesn’t have to sacrifice herself to prove her worth, because fighting by their side is enough.
Then, Steven gives himself up to Homeworld. He doesn’t fight… He doesn’t make an attempt to do anything except give in. He accepts responsibility for something that he had literally no control over and decides it’s his burden to bear. He doesn’t think; he just does it.
Yes, Steven meant well with it. He did it to save everyone. But Connie has stated time and time again that she wanted to be with him, to go down with him together or not at all.
Steven is running on the logic of “it’s my fault let me fix it”
Connie is running on the emotion of “We’re friends, your problems are our problems”
And it just… makes me very upset to see people calling a not even teenage girl a bitch because she’s working through her emotions. She thought one of her only friends was gone forever, possibly dead. She’s happy, but also hurt about what he did. Y’all say you want complex female characters, but as soon as we get one, y’all hate her for not being perfect.