The single mom in Winnie the Pooh

January 18, 2008

Winnie-the-Pooh is an all time classic children’s story but has the thought ever crossed your mind that all characters except one are males and just one is a female. That female is Kanga who is the mother of Roo. Does there lie something more than what meets the eye and should you at all be concerned about the lack of gender equality. January 18 happens to be the birth date of A.A. Milne who is the creator of Winnie the Pooh and to commemorate this day in his fond remembrance Jan. 18 is celebrate as Winnie-the-Pooh day.

The reason could be that women did not have a significant role to play in society during the 1920’s and the same has been highlighted in A.A. Milne’s books except for the fact the one female amongst all characters is a mother. A.A. Milne has though expressed through his book that there can be a single mother who is strong and can take good care of her little one. Even after Disney got the rights to the Pooh franchise they had to maintain the positive qualities of Kanga.