Women in animation, voice actor activists, and Japan’s sex industry.
Single mothers in Japan, Mari Okada’s career, and cultural appropriation.
Dysphoria, definitions of femininity, and suicide prevention efforts.
Film reviews, astonishingly bad editorials, a yuri history lesson, and an actor responds responsibly to whitewashing.
Con reports, writing autistic characters, and bad gender essentialism.
The Utena anniversary chapter, photos of LGBTQ Japan, and misogyny against Japanese politicians.
How to step up as an ally (and how not to), music in Fujiko Mine, and body positivity.
Low birth rates, preventing suicides, and Abe’s pro-Imperialist connections.
Sex workers, misogynistic marketing, and inhumane conditions for animators.
Positive trans representation, what’s up with the isekai boom, and abuse in shoujo.
A huge stack of premieres, schoolgirl exploitation, and anti-consumer behavior.
Premieres are starting in earnest as Pride Month comes to a close in the US.
This is a rough week for news, folks. Content warnings for sexual assault, child abuse, homophobia, suicide, and racism.
Best and worst (pictured) dads, genderqueer students, and ethical fandom practices.
Life outside gender roles, 60s drag life in Japan, and South Korean women still looking for justice.
Twitter is in fine form today, plus A Silent Voice and a Pride Month round-up.
Troubling Japanese politics, Rakugo feels, and mental help health.
We talked about privilege this week, and the links this week have some great #ownvoices.
We have good news to share about podcasts, and bad news about things happening in the real world.
Josei is on the rise, Japan fails its LGBTQ students, and another exhausting week of whitewashing.