You insult the grannies from the 50s. The type that more resembles them are in the earlier character models of the 90s that were popular with magical girl stints. Not just the clutzy aspects--most of those girls had several serious, learned hobbies that they liked and disliked. They had a solid sense of what they wanted out of the world, and probably a down-to-earth dream (housewife or designer or a career that would lead to a stable home, 2.5, dog, picket fence, pie, etc). The conflict comes in with those that looked down on that type, and those that over-embraced it.
The protesters got the independent woman while overlooking that the types they complained about WERE pretty independent--their only flaws being not not innocent/worldly (Usagi, Hikaru, Sakura). There were agreeable mediums (Your Misato Katsuragi, Makoto Kusanagi, Lina Inverse), but then there were types that really just drug the concept of fully-independent and sharp through the mud (hentai had a big hand in this, so did Marvel and DC comics). In truth, this half of the spectrum was not as bad.
The bad side was the overly-embraced homemakers. When given too much exposure, they quickly lost luster (Belldandy). Moeshit is a severely hybrid strain of this concept--a charactertype that borders on autism and Down Syndrome-like behavior, that often makes the viewer facepalm at the choices these entities tend to make in a story. But their appeal is obvious--they're the ultimate innocent, nearly incorruptable even when violated thoroughly by influences (Hisui). They are unapologetic in their static nature, and seldom add any new or special flavor to a story. It's the masterful author or good illusionist that can utilize a moeblob to a point where they are actually palatable by most fans.