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09:15 UK time, Thursday, 10 December 2009

"It also represents a conservative political ideology that punishes individual initiative, opposes critique and change, and relegates females to supportive roles" - Professor Shauna Wilton on the politics of Thomas the Tank Engine

Professor Wilton analysed 23 episodes of the Thomas TV series after her young daughter became a fan - and she was far from impressed. She noted that only eight of the show's 49 characters are female.
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