do you think Betty and Ronnie are good female role models, or do you think they perpetuate negative gender stereotypes? please share your opinions, it’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately?
When the lovely Archie themed blog, Poptates, posed this question to the Archie blogging community, I thought it was about time I write this piece. I’ve been musing over this question for quite some time, but especially since starting [Alt] Archie two years ago.
I am not only going to critique them as feminist role models, but I am going to give evidence to a radical theory: Betty and Veronica’s relationship with Archie is not about Archie at all. It’s about the nature of their own friendship.