a girl with expensive taste
I appreciate the interest in seeing that there is a “pay off” and that vengeance is served, but I had already watched up to episode 20 before writing the essay. The point of what I wrote wasn’t that things get better for the characters, it was that narratives like this have a lot of toxic elements. Thank you.
Well, for starters, we aren’t in an imaginary world where fan service is equally gender opportunistic and it’s asinine to make this argument in the first place.
Let me make this extremely clear. Ignoring the consent of any person is rape, regardless of gender. Kill la Kill would still perpetuate some heinous rape-culture attitudes if the characters were replaced with “male equivalents”. Oh, and my huge problem with the graphic, incestuous rape would also stand.
And finally, I’m very aware that Gurren Lagann wasn’t a feminist story, friend. I suggested it as an alternative to watching Kill la Kill considering it has a lot of the same look and feel. Don’t be a patronizing ass.
I try to be as fair and unbiased as possible when taking a look at controversial media (particularly media that is considered controversial for reasons related to sexism, sexual assault and rape) because it is an issue that is extremely close to me as both a victim of rape and, frankly, a person in general. When Kill la Kill was first subbed and introduced to English-speaking audiences it was received with mixed reviews. Some hailed it as a piece of revolutionary, feminist media and others criticized it for being sexist and damaging to people everywhere.
Under normal circumstances, I would wait until the entire show had aired before passing judgment but after watching some 20+ episodes of Kill la Kill I have come to a conclusion, and unfortunately it is not a positive one.
I can’t believe that Tera & I actually have Heterosexual Characters, I can’t believe they’re so well dressed and I can’t believe they’re horrible people
I wanted to draw more of my jezebel butterfly girl >:3c her stage name is Dahlia and she’s a (kinda trashy) lounge singer