“When we see women in armor, or in suits, we think of them as strong and powerful. When we see men in a dress, it’s somehow demeaning. I don’t agree with that or believe it at all.”
I’m damn furious that six years ago, Nickelodeon was allowed to show a 12-year-old boy kissing a 14-year-old girl and saying “I love you,” but now, they refuse to show a 21-year-old woman do either of those things with her 22-year-old female partner.
But in the end, it’s Asami that Korra holds hands with, Asami that Korra decides to vacation with, Asami who’s there for her in the end, Asami with whom Korra shares lingering glances and momentary intimacies.
Sesame Street, Margaret Cho, trans women in Bangladesh, a playlist, wishes, blue things, anime, Vikki Reich, Elaine Atwell, Thanksgiving dinner thoughts sprinkled with privilege, Arabelle Sicardi, geek girl culture, superiority by way of motherhood, Mean Girls, organ donors, dogs in cars and so very much more!
The East Coast’s largest anime convention came with a premiere of and more info on the new, faithful Sailor Moon dub, and a chance to chat with the voice actors for Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask.
Don’t listen to the fandom on Tumblr and TVTropes: There’s nothing in this popular web series for discerning feminist or, really, any viewers.
Along with the new Sailor Moon anime coming in July, the original series is back unedited with a new, faithful and queer-friendly English dub coming later this year. Here’s your guide to this trip down nostalgia lane.
I watched the dub premiere of Attack on Titan at Anime Boston. Here’s why I think everyone who is interested in awesome female characters and good queer representation should give this brutal action anime a chance.
Anime gets frequently stereotyped as full of empty “fanservice” girls, with cardboard personalities and unrealistic body proportions. But in spite of them I’ve found plenty of great female characters in anime who I can relate to…and lust after.
While the first Sailor Moon anime’s English dub was infamous for removing its lesbian couple, the 20th-anniversary reboot plans to keep the queer characters the way they were intended.
Always wanted to get someone on your list into anime – or dive into it yourself – but not sure where to start? Here’s a guide to where to look depending on what they already like.