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August 27th, 2000

Gender Analysis of Tom and Jerry

THE QUESTION:
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Was Jerry the Mouse male or female?

THE ANSWER:
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It’s not totally clear, but it comes down to two choices: Jerry was either a lesbian or a male cross-dressing as a female.

THE FACTS:
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Tom was, without a doubt, male. However, a deeper analysis of episodes of “Tom and Jerry” must be done to determine Jerry’s gender and/or sexual preference.

THE PROOF:
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Two episodes can be separated from all the rest to prove the above statement.

The first is one in which Tom shaves all of Jerry’s hair off. Rather than being naked, Jerry is clearly wearing a bra and panties. This embarrasses Jerry greatly (s/he attempts to cover her/himself up with her/his hands). Is it simply because Jerry is apprehensive about being an underwear model for Tom? Is Jerry afraid that Tom, a large and dominating male, will overtake her physically and then sexually? Or is it that Jerry is really a man dressing in women’s undergarments (is that why Tom was always chasing Jerry — could he have suspected)?

In the second episode, Jerry is turned on when s/he meets a wind-up female mouse. The toy repeatedly proclaims “Come up and see me some time” and Jerry eagerly follows, heart pounding out of her/his chest and jaw on the ground. If Jerry is female, than this shows that she is either lesbian or perhaps simply a heterosexual with occasional homosexual impulses. If Jerry is male, however, this is a heterosexual attraction.

Looking at the combination of both episodes, there is no question that Jerry is either mentally disturbed or has an “alternative lifestyle.” It’s hard to say which, but there is something wacky going on, no question about it.

THE CONCLUSION/THE REAL QUESTION:
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To determine the final answer, furthur episodes of this cartoon must be studied carefully. Jerry’s actions and clothes-purchasing habits must be carefully monitored. Perhaps answers to smaller questions will lead to the final answer:

Does Jerry get especially cranky every 28 episodes?

Does Jerry show noticable confusion when getting dressed?

What does Jerry really look like under that fur?

But, the real mystery is why this important question has not been researched thoroughly by experts after this much time.

Will we ever know?

The preceeding was an actual paper I wrote for an English class in high school. I found it while transferring files from my old Apple II to my PC and I couldn’t resist giving this paper another shot at glory. -ram

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

Alex December 3, 2008, 1:00 pm

Betty Rubble? What about Ponelopy Pitstop?? Dave/Ryan

bored people March 9, 2009, 2:57 pm

we read s/he’s either a crosdresser or a lesbian

well thanks anyway bye

TOM & JERRY kicks itchy and scratchys ASSSS

STAFF March 11, 2009, 9:11 pm

HOW CAN YOU TAKE CLAIM ON A PAPER THAT HAS BEEN WIDLEY CIRCULATED ON THE INTERNET FOR YEARS? I HAVE HEARD THIS RIDDLE BEFORE EXCEPT IT WAS “IS HELL EXOTHERMIC OR ENDOTHERMIC?”
YOUR CREATIVITY LACKS

Ryan March 11, 2009, 9:15 pm

Hey, dumb ass with the caps lock on:

I wrote this paper in 1993.

YOUR ABILITY TO THINK BEFORE YOU TYPE LOUDLY LACKS

gautam November 30, 2012, 5:31 am

It will ne better that tom is male and jerry is female (the naugty)

Seth Caldwell November 25, 2018, 5:39 pm

For some reason I always assumed Jerry to be male.

Jared January 20, 2020, 5:51 pm

Jerry is a male mouse. Jerry’s country cowboy yodeling star Uncle Peco (?) visits in a classic episode and CONSTANTLY refers to Jerry as NEPHEW. Shame on anyone that thought Jerry was something other than male. Watch the classic cartoons.

Ewwnanimis February 27, 2020, 5:17 pm

Not to mention Jerry has been called “he” quite a few times. I also agree with Cody about the cross dressing. It’s all for laughs as nearly ever kid would think it’s funny

(ps My name is spelled that way on purpose)

Ewwnanimis February 27, 2020, 5:19 pm

the Wikipedia also says Jerry Mouse is male

one with a brain April 30, 2020, 4:37 pm

Created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, Jerry is a brown mute anthropomorphic house mouse, who first appeared as a mouse named Jinx in the 1940 MGM animated short Puss Gets the Boot.

Jerry Mouse.
Jerry
Species House Mouse
Gender Male!!!!
Family Nibbles (ward/nephew/brother)
idiots…

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