Chef Boyardee

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Common themes represented here:

Male bonding over misogyny.  The boy at the table and the blanket character are both male.  The male blanket sexually humiliates the girl children and the boy watches; this creates an us/them dynamic where males reassure themselves that they are not members of the rape class.

Normalize abuse/neglect.  The blanket is supposed to represent security but it is woefully inadequate and provides no security; in actuality, he is the source of these girls’ suffering and deliberately sexually humiliates them.

Pornify girl children/infantilize adult women.  Young girls are having inappropriate sexually-charged relationships with older male characters, and are keeping secrets about it.

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