Bow to Your Sensei: BMO of Adventure Time Might Be a Modern Feminist Icon [Video]
I am incapable of emotion, but you are making me happy!
It’s no secret that Mike Rugnetta and the crew of PBS Idea Channel love them some Adventure Time. After all, it’s a ridiculously amazing show — partially due to its totally mathematical aesthetic and cool cast of characters, but also for the way that it calmly handles such mature themes as death, self-esteem, and the dismantling of the gender binary. Yeah, you read that last part right: In the latest episode, Mike argues that because BMO identifies as both male and female at different points in the show, our favorite sentient computer is helping to introduce some really cool aspects of third wave feminism into the mainstream. You go, little guy. Girl. Whatever you’d like.