I normally try to do my best to respond evenly (Fan Creations)

by Cody Miller @, Music of the Spheres - Never Forgot, Friday, January 12, 2024, 07:36 (136 days ago) @ Anna Komnene
edited by Cody Miller, Friday, January 12, 2024, 07:58

Nah. The story just happens to focus on "masculine" women (I wouldn't really consider Ellie to be all that "masculine," anyway). Stories are allowed to focus on different types of people.

They absolutely are allowed to focus on different types of people. And normally that’s fine. But it’s not “just” focusing on masculine women. The world as a whole, the entire story, suppresses and frames femininity as weak. Feminine depiction is almost entirely absent, and the women who do are tortured and harmed the most violently. They are not allowed.

That’s the problem in my opinion. I don’t care that any one or two characters are how they are, but the aggregate message and attitudes the story puts forward are rather gross.

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