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Is anime really that sexist?
Posted 7/4/15 , edited 7/4/15
Someone always comes along and says "Anime/manga is sexist toward women! Look how they're dressed!!" or "Look at these little girls! WTF?!?". This is a common feminist argument, not just for anime, but for a lot of "nerd" culture (comics, video games, etc). I've heard this many times, and I really honestly do not feel it is, at all honestly. Anime isn't demoralizing any race or gender in my opinion, everyone's got a pretty fair shake at being absurd in it.

Do you think anime/manga are sexist, more particularly toward women? Or do you feel this argument is a lie?

Also, let's refrain from flaming each other. It's just a thread on a forum. That's all.



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Posted 7/4/15 , edited 7/6/15
I agree with you its usually pretty respectful. Also its entertainment why does everything have to be so sanitized that its boring as fuck.
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Posted 7/4/15
Erm I think that's the wrong picture to compare with the girl's one. Now if you'd put one up with a back view of a guy in a thong then they'd be similar.
Posted 7/4/15 , edited 7/4/15

tkayt wrote:

Erm I think that's the wrong picture to compare with the girl's one. Now if you'd put one up with a back view of a guy in a thong then they'd be similar.


I took the pics out to add the poll but yeah that'd be kinda tough to find. It's more frontal service for that stuff usually.
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Posted 7/4/15 , edited 7/6/15
Sexist? please Men are portrayed with muscles all the time Meminist! *sarcasm*
Posted 7/4/15 , edited 7/8/15
*takes a seat and grabs some popcorn*

Let's see how this goes.
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Posted 7/4/15 , edited 7/5/15
Some are. Some aren't. Simple as that.
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Posted 7/4/15
Sometimes it is, that is what sells though and that is why they make it.
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Posted 7/4/15
I don't think they are to a point where it actually matters. I mean it's not like anime is going to beat up a woman for being a woman.
Posted 7/4/15 , edited 7/9/15
It is. There is a lot of sexism in Japan in general, not just in anime. Even Magical Girl anime's can be sexist in a way. Japan seems to hate the idea of girls doing male stuff & being in a male hero environment. They want women to stay feminine. They don't want them to become like tomboys.
Anime objectifies women while at least anime's like Free! at least bother giving them a personality. Comparing what girls like in anime to what boys like in anime is such a weak argument.
Posted 7/4/15 , edited 7/15/15

anzn wrote:


Anime objectifies women while at least anime's like Free! at least bother giving them a personality. Comparing what girls like in anime to what boys like in anime is such a weak argument.


Who gets a personality? The girls or the thong wearing six packed Adonis'?
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Posted 7/4/15
Sometimes, yes.
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Posted 7/4/15 , edited 7/15/15
No its not, and if it was, its sexist to both genders since both are portrayed as idealistic.

No one wants to watch a show with ugly characters.

I think anyone who actually thinks its sexist is butt hurt over the fact the characters are more attractive then they are, and that goes for both men and women.

People need to pull this "sexism" stick out of their ass. Anime shows guys with ridiculously sexy bodies, and it shows women with ridiculously sexy bodies. Its there to be attractive.

If your going into a fucking harem series expecting competent women who are there with deep backstories your barking up the wrong goddamn tree, its made for men and women who want to see tits and fanservice.

If you want strong female characters go watch a shoujo like Akatsuki No Yona.

Certain genres are garnered towards certain genders, men want to see hot women and women want to see hot men.

The largest consumer of anime is men (by that i mean people who ACTUALLY buy merchandise and the blu rays), so therefor most stuff on the market is aimed towards men.
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Posted 7/4/15
A lot of anime fails the bechtel test.
Posted 7/4/15 , edited 7/6/15

AiYumega wrote:


anzn wrote:


Anime objectifies women while at least anime's like Free! at least bother giving them a personality. Comparing what girls like in anime to what boys like in anime is such a weak argument.


Who gets a personality? The girls or the thong wearing six packed Adonis'?

If you're referring to Free! then yes, they get personalities.
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