|Mr Khan said:
I'd like you to elaborate on your anti-Misty stance
she's just a stereotypical female character, the one that is weak, and is afraid of bugs, and has typical girl traits, plus has a "motherly" attitude towards the rest of the characters, in the first season, Misty was the typical girl and Ash was the typical Boy.
Being afraid of bugs i always chalked up to a character quirk. I found her to be motherly but proactive, and actually a very well written girl (not overly tomboyish, but not given any sort of gender handicap either)
I tend to be sensitive to how female characters are written, probably in my endless quest for political correctness, and in retrospect, she did the job quite well