I Have a Heroine Problem

Anime and feminism? It's more likely than you think!

Anonymous asked: What are your thoughts on the CNN anime porn video about kids? This Ken Amatsu guy does harems, so no wonder he'd defend this crap.

I just went and watched it and oh my fucking god what a sensationalist piece of pseudo-journalistic bullshit. “In the streets of Tokyo, SEX SELLS. Nothing sells better than the FANTASY of INNOCENT YOUNG GIRLS. We found something FAR LESS innocent in a place that CATERS to KIDS: a COMIC BOOK STORE.”

The debate is legitimate. I don’t particularly buy the “freedom of speech” argument, but I know people - including survivors of sexual assault - who believe that it could potentially provide an outlet to people who would otherwise become predators. But I have also heard stories like Fujiwara’s, where predators use that exact same material to groom victims. I haven’t done enough in-depth research to form my own informed opinion.

But that video is poop.

metalgearfan1998:

I’m sorry but I must say this. I hate the true final boss of persona 4. I find it to be an out of no where plot twist. I may be wrong but that’s what I see. I think that adachi and ameno-sagiri were better final bosses because that what was the focus during the climax. Does anyone agree with me or no?

Disagree!It’s actually pretty well foreshadowed through:a) the whole initial scene with the gas station attendantb) Yuu’s first Persona being Izanagic) Mr. Edogawa at Gekkoukan High telling the story of Izanagi and Izanamid) it makes thematic sense - one of the main points of the game is that the truth must be actively and aggressively pursued through thought AND action. The questions aren’t all answered at the end of the battle with Ameno-sagiri: where did Yuu, Adachi, and Namatame get the power to enter the TV world? What are the real origins of the Midnight Channel and the fog? The true ending is meant to reward people who not only made it through the story, but took the game’s lesson to heart.

metalgearfan1998:

I’m sorry but I must say this. I hate the true final boss of persona 4. I find it to be an out of no where plot twist. I may be wrong but that’s what I see. I think that adachi and ameno-sagiri were better final bosses because that what was the focus during the climax. Does anyone agree with me or no?

Disagree!

It’s actually pretty well foreshadowed through:

a) the whole initial scene with the gas station attendant
b) Yuu’s first Persona being Izanagi
c) Mr. Edogawa at Gekkoukan High telling the story of Izanagi and Izanami
d) it makes thematic sense - one of the main points of the game is that the truth must be actively and aggressively pursued through thought AND action. The questions aren’t all answered at the end of the battle with Ameno-sagiri: where did Yuu, Adachi, and Namatame get the power to enter the TV world? What are the real origins of the Midnight Channel and the fog? The true ending is meant to reward people who not only made it through the story, but took the game’s lesson to heart.

preludetowind:

"Many of my movies have strong female leads - brave, self-sufficient girls that don’t think twice about fighting for what they believe in with all their heart. They’ll need a friend, or a supporter, but never a savior. Any woman is just as capable of being a hero as any man." - Hayao Miyazaki

(via ambivalentchef)

atomicdomme:

i wonder what its like to only consume media where the protagonists are your age or older. sounds like no fun

wyattsalazar:

i’m critical of basically every thing i consume (and i still consume a lot of “bad stuff” or made by “bad people” for one reason or another) but if i hadn’t had any exposure to yuri and yaoi as a youth i seriously would have never encountered any other form of queer media because basically none of it existed that I as a teen could discover. and i wasn’t the kind of teen who could like, watch any show with two girls or two boys and “headcanon it” or whatever because before yuri and yaoi i didn’t even conceive it was possible for this to be a thing. nothing else in my environment suggested it

and that was back in the early 2000s, to this day there’s still metric shittons more yuri and yaoi stuff than there is any other sort of accessible queer media for teenagers and young adults. does a lot of it have problems? yes. i’m not denying that. the extent of those problems though is debatable.

(via atomicdomme)

fujoshifeminism:

In case any of you were doubting whether or not a new article would ever be published

fujoshifeminism:

In case any of you were doubting whether or not a new article would ever be published

In case any of you were doubting whether or not a new article would ever be published

In case any of you were doubting whether or not a new article would ever be published