My other editorial for the school newspaper last week…
Also the claims of “this makes it bad for women in the industry and sets feminism back” are bullshit
Men don’t need an excuse to shit on women and feminism. That much has been clear throughout history. And white people don’t need an excuse to shit on people of color.
For readers interested in learning more about how not to be labeled as registered sex offenders, a good first step is not to rape unconscious women, no matter how good your grades are. Regardless of the strength of your GPA (weighted or unweighted), if you commit rape, there is a possibility you may someday be convicted of a sex crime. This is because of your decision to commit a sex crime instead of going for a walk, or reading a book by Cormac McCarthy. Your ability to perform calculus or play football is generally not taken into consideration in a court of law. Should you prefer to be known as ‘Good student and excellent football player Trent Mays’ rather than ‘Convicted sex offender Trent Mays,’ try stressing the studying and tackling and giving the sex crimes a miss altogether…
Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richardson are not the “stars” of the Steubenville rape trial. They aren’t the only characters in a drama playing out in eastern Ohio. And yet a CNN viewer learning about the Steubenville rape verdict is presented with dynamic, sympathetic, complicated male figures, and a nonentity of an anonymous victim, the ‘lasting effects’ of whose graphic, public sexual assault are ignored. Small wonder, then, that anyone would find themselves on the side of these men—these poor young men, who were very good at taking tests and playing sports when they were not raping their classmates."
Mallory Ortberg of Gawker, critiquing CNN’s disgusting response to the Stuebenville rape trial verdicts.
Her commentary is spot on.
issues with slayers
-queer characters only shown up to be mocked and derided in one episode in the first season
-race not being too hot, i mean I assume it’s a fairly westernized fantasy world since Lina’s name follows western order and a lot of the names are english- but the only dark skinned reoccuring character was Zangalus and those villian dudes who showed up in the idol ep of next that seemed stereotyped
-a villian’s disability being like, the reason he started doing bad shit haha disability representation is shit on this show
-hella male gaze sometimes
-apparently having boobs that are not f-cups mean u have a flat chest? those are not small boobs anime. At least they do seem to get somewhat smaller as the seasons go on, like they realized “oh everyone noticed we’re trying to constantly mock a girl for having small breasts but also doing it while not actually drawing her with them so we don’t have to sacrifice the tits oops yeah we suck”
-actually do the Slayers animators know how boobs work at all answer they don’t
-sexual harrassment being played for laffs sometimes
-Lina who is flawless a flawless protagonist
-Amelia who is flawless
-Sylphiel who is flawless but she doesn’t show up enough
-all the ladies are flawless and there are a bunch and i love them
-i will fight you they are amazing
— Julia Serano, Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity (“Putting the Feminine Back into Feminism,” pg 329)