Anime’s popularity rose from the 1990’s worldwide. And that’s where the gaslighting began.
Some generalizations lead to bullying for some fans who enjoy the medium. While others who grew up with the internet experienced it there (trolling, etc).
This stretches to online platforms and websites who occasionally point the finger at
It continues to this day and now some semi-mainstream media outlets are getting in on the gaslighting action. Not to mention Twitter, the big mouth of the internet.
anime generalized so much?
And even admiration worldwide from millions of fans. Many who cosplay, draw
It’s also from JAPAN. This is maybe the biggest reason for
Since we’ll say 2013-2015, the west has been hardcore about its toxic cancel culture, shaming culture, and trying to force others to pander to their own ideologies.
It’s caused platforms like Disney, or just regular celebrities or musicians to “apologize” or pander to avoid backlash and controversy.
Anime is Japanese, so no amount of crying or generalizations can change anything.
It’s not a western product so no one can dictate how it should be run or done. This is why the generalizations continue, and why people can’t stand it.
This is especially true for Feminists, social justice warriors, or anyone who wants the world to pander to their viewpoints instead of accepting viewpoints that differ from their own.
Anime is sexist
This one has to be the most COMMON generalization and accusation in the
When I say “people” I’m talking about people in the USA, UK, or in the case of politicians, Australia.
The “woke” crowd.
Let’s start with a question: what is sexism? How do you define something that’s sexist?
Here’s what Cambridge dictionary says:
“suggesting that the members of one sex are less able, intelligent, etc. than the members of the other sex, or referring to that sex’s bodies, behaviour, or feelings in a negative way.”’
That’s what sexism is.
Not enough? Here’s another way of putting it:
“Discriminating against one gender and having double standards for the other.”
Now we’ve got that out of the way, let’s talk about why the generalization of
Let’s focus on these gorgeous brown babes for a hot sec. They’re from the
Here’s my question: does being sexual make something sexist?
I’ll ask it a different way: does a woman being sexual imply sexism if a man finds her sexy?
That’s really the question we’re asking because that’s the sexist notion feminists, the woke crowd, and grandstanding twitter twits love preaching and implying.
The answer is obviously NO. Being sexual is not the same as being sexualized, which in itself isn’t sexist until a double standard exists (or otherwise).
In the era of people having a lack of comprehension skills, it’s no wonder people can’t distinguish between sexual, sexualized, and sexist.
While we’re on the topic of “is
Why is this relevant? Because many of the hyperbolic arguments relating to
What this translates to from political speak is “This goes against my views so I’m gonna shame you until you fix it to my liking”.
Remember what I said earlier? Sexual isn’t sexualization, and even then – sexualization isn’t sexist. It serves its purpose when the context is relevant.
Another thing I wanna point out is being attractive isn’t fan service, neither is it sexist just because you want to be politically correct.
Sally (above) from Peach Boy Riverside has big tiddies just like women in the real world. What’s so offensive or sexist about that?
It’s not. And it’s certainly not fan service and besides, even when it is there’s no correlation.
Sexism is a word that’s weaponized and misused too often these days when people can’t refute something without jumping to extremes to make a point.
If it’s not
It’s only a big issue when the shoes on the other foot, showing for the large part that this is about privilege, not genuine concerns or so called equality.
Anime isn’t “art”
This argument and generalization is even more insane than the last. You still have people in 2021 saying
So what’s the definition of art? In simple terms, a drawing or depiction. A form of self expression.
It doesn’t have to be good to be considered art, and being bad which can be subjective doesn’t take away from the fact that something is fundamentally artistic.
Denying what your eyes can see doesn’t mean it ain’t there.
Just look at it. That’s an artistic expression someone came up with. The character is Ai Ohto from Wonder Egg Priority.
From her eyes, her facial expressions, to the
Everything about it is fundamentally artistic. It’s creative expression. And to deny its artistic relevance is to deny the air you’re breathing.
Pretending it isn’t there doesn’t change that it is.
People who don’t like or “approve” of certain things are the ones who always try flipping or changing the definition to fit their narrative. Or dissociating that thing from what it is just because they feel it’s beneath them.
Anime is just a result of that. Just as Hip Hop experienced the same thing in the 1990’s because of the power and influence it was gaining.
Anime body proportions aren’t realistic
Actually, as you can see with
This is just yet another shaming and deflection tactic used by critics who:
- Don’t like
- Don’t understand the culture.
- Are insecure because they compare themselves to
Or they have no real argument to speak of.
Walking around any city in the west will show you how realistic female (or even male) bodies are in
It’s not hard to see.
Take these school characters in Nagi No Asukara as an example. Aren’t they not realistic by body design?
I mean is it REALLY that different, animation and colors aside?
Here’s some more.
Take a look for yourself. What’s unrealistic about their body proportions, really?
If you judge it from a Japanese perspective, this becomes even more true. And if you focus on the characters who are foreign (African, western, etc) it still remains realistic.
The fact that
Anime is for pedos
When the Nagatoro series aired back in early 2021, these were the insane Tweets that started flooding the platform.
People were implying the
All this from an announcement for Nagatoro. It’s like they have these accounts bookmarked so they can b*tch about it.
Countless times this argument is being brought up. If it’s not calling
Not only that, but it’s callous, and irresponsible to use those terms so flippantly and casually.
BBC made the claim in the image above a few years back. What was shocking is the journalist has some level of influence, and yet they’re saying things they can’t prove with even a shred of evidence.
It’s simply the shaming tactic where you insult someone (a Japanese man working in the industry in this case) because you’re not fond of
It’s those who lack understanding who are the most judgmental after all. It amazes me.
anime be sexist?
The answer is NO if you’re talking about
That’s always a disingenuous standpoint (It’s like saying all women are b*tches).
Like many things in media, you CAN find sexism, even racism within that piece of media (anime).
Finding a dozen or less problematic pieces of media and making all of it out to be the same way is lazy thinking, jumping to conclusions, and hyperbolic.
One thing we need to stop doing collectively (more in the west) is pretending the word sexist only applies to women, which is a sexist double standard talking point.
Ultimately what’s happening is people in the west, especially those who’ve been coddled (not their fault) don’t know how to respect differences in opinions or tastes.
Because of this, when they see a foreign thing like
Entitlement does that to a person. You think the world shines out your you know what, and will do anything to make others conform to your thinking (cancel culture).
On the other hand, coddling has made men and women insecure in the west, and it shows from the fact they find things to be offended about (like
That’s what privilege does to a person. This is why generalizations exist, and why fake outrage is prevalent when it comes to
Its lost a lot of steam since the pandemic started, and It should continue to die down as time goes by if you ask me.
Turning off the thing you don’t like isn’t what people do anymore. It’s complain and shame instead, so this is the end result.