Isn’t it amazing how a group of adult men can completely take over a show meant for little girls; making it virtually impossible to search or do anything related to the show without being exposed to over-sexualized, misogynistic, sexist crap, and they get a documentary that praises them for stepping outside of their perceived gender roles? Meanwhile 45% of the gaming community is comprised of women and I get dick pics and rape threats if I try and go on xbox live.
I think this is kind of relevant to the blog content; and I feel like the female following for anime is even greater than the female following for games yet its a demographic constantly belittled, shit on and undervalued. It’s cool that men were able to make their own space in a show meant for little girls, it’s a lot less cool that they pretty much overtook the entire space for little girls and get really entitled and shitty whenever anyone implies they arent the true demographic and shouldnt expect the creators to constantly cater to them. Meanwhile when women try to make their own space in just about anything the nerdrage comes down with a vengeance because how dare women have something we can’t be part of.
Not to mention women have actually been part of the anime fan following for ages; hell most of the ones i know have been fans for decades and certainly a lot longer than all the little neckbeard shitnerds screaming about ‘women ruining anime’ when most of them probably aren’t even old enough to remember when VHS fansubs were a thing. -modT
Don’t forget that when execs found out that women made up a lot of the viewership for Young Justice and GLTAS, those shows got cancelled. Where’s their documentary? (also of note: female superhero fans just call themselves fans. They don’t need a special word that asserts their gender in a shared space).