It's not completely retarded decision, while it's true that girls "age out of animation earlier than boys" and the same can be said on toys, *fashion dolls have been doing far far better than the sad sack that is action figures today which of course CN is also to blame for
. With that being said, attempting to completely shift their target audience is truly stupid, you end up aliening your current audience (which they already did) and have really hard to attract and establish new target audience that have different, reversed taste from the original content, therefore being reluctant towards your media.
>animation that "does a stronger job of showing girls" is also on the cards
Alright, I'm intrigued, is it going to be another Dyke-Ra? Who am I kidding, it probably will, looking at the new Birdgirl show on AS. Maybe they will have some brain and try to make something in the lines of Miraculous Ladybug or PreCure? Or even worse, they'll just make action-less high school setting like Monster High to save even more on the animation budget.
*Heck, Playmates are now making fashion dolls for Miraculous Ladybug and it seems to be their main bread and butter after TMNT Rise flopped so hard.
>with the blessing of audiences
What load of BS.