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Oh... that's not a problem for me.
But it doesn't change the fact they were made for girls. It was just the fact that the show is so well done, that mean buy MLP collectable and brush MLP pony hair with little figurines.
I mean, you see a lot of men buying strawberry short cake stuff? Some do, but that's a big minority compared to bronies

Revolutionary Girl Utena is a shoujo anime. Based on a shoujo manga. And has lots of stuff that speaks directly to young girls. However, I still acknowledge it as that, even though it's my number one favorite anime of all time


Again, it seems like the number of fans of the 'not intended audience' group are the problem for you. Yes, not a lot of men buy Strawberry Shortcake stuff.. though some do. And yes, there are more men buying MLP stuff than men buying Strawberry Shortcake items. Both are aimed at girls, both have found wider audiences.. still failing to see a problem.

What does it matter if they enjoy something that you don't? I like mecha anime, and romcoms.. plenty of folks find that an odd mix, but don't judge me for it. It's just my taste, and that doesn't change if more or fewer people join me in it.


You totally misunderstand what I said.

I said that certain things are gender labelled. And it's okay but it doesn't change the fact that that thing still has the same label regardless of whether it goes beyond it's target audiance.

Basically... a boy playing with a barbie doesn't make a barbie a boys toy, nor does it make it a gender neutral toy... nor should it. It just means a boy is playing with a girls toy
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silversongwriter wrote:

Basically... a boy playing with a barbie doesn't make a barbie a boys toy, nor does it make it a gender neutral toy... nor should it. It just means a boy is playing with a girls toy


And that is a problem because...?
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MakotoKamui wrote:


silversongwriter wrote:

Basically... a boy playing with a barbie doesn't make a barbie a boys toy, nor does it make it a gender neutral toy... nor should it. It just means a boy is playing with a girls toy


And that is a problem because...?


never said it was a problem. It's not a problem to violate the norm, but don't act like you're not violating it or that norm shouldn't exist
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silversongwriter wrote:

never said it was a problem. It's not a problem to violate the norm, but don't act like you're not violating it or that norm shouldn't exist


Why do you think it should exist?
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silversongwriter wrote:

never said it was a problem. It's not a problem to violate the norm, but don't act like you're not violating it or that norm shouldn't exist


Why do you think it should exist?


I think a society where men and women are both very masculine/feminine in their behavior would be ideal, rather than a society where all behavior of any gender is acceptable. I think having these differences in how we act and what we do gives people pride in their gender.

I'd hate a society without any gender barriers.

If we didn't have these standards, women wouldn't work as hard to look beautiful.... that means, you'd have more ugly women, and more fat women. More female body builders too.
And men would lose all sense of pride in being men, and that would put an end to a lot of the masculine culture that makes a lot of men feel proud. And give it a few hundred years.. you won't even be able to tell the average person apart. You'd have a society with unisex ideas of beauty.

Being exceedingly masculine or feminine gives a person a cultural identity
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Anything but having to read "Walden or, Life in the WoodsOn Walden Pond" again.
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