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.
We’re six months old! Celebrate by answering questions with us and checking out our Winter 2017 recs. Also: Japanese feminist blogs, and not all fanservice is created equal.
Spring premieres are finally over, and we can get down to the good, the bad, and the ugly. Meanwhile, it’s a pretty quiet week in news.
A boatload of premieres means a slow week for news. Your Name takes the US by storm, BL has some real bad habits, and ’90s nostalgia rears its head.
The Spring 2017 season has started, Hollywood takes a financial beating, and trans critics speak out against trans erasure and representation problems.
The Winter season comes to a close, ClassicaLoid takes a step forward, and Hollywood takes another six steps back.
Some really interesting links this week on what it means to be “Other” while living in Japan, and spotlights on some quality women in anime (real and fictional).
Discussing gender roles in Japan, Re:ZERO, 90s anime trends, yuri anime, and more!
This week: Ghost in the Shell, gender-bending, Naoko Yamada, and more!
In this week’s links: Evangelion, female AniTubers, Gabriel DropOut, and fandom diversity.
It’s been a quiet week here at AniFem, except behind the scenes – thanks to your positive feedback to our trial podcast episode, we have recorded two new episodes already! Each one is on a show that made a big impact on anime fandom, in very different ways, and both …
Happy Valentine’s Day to anyone celebrating! Anyone not celebrating (or not enjoying it), maybe this 2014 account of Frog-kun’s attempts to make Valentine’s chocolate like an anime girl will help. Worth a click for the photographic evidence alone.
We are now four months old, the winter season is well underway, and it is time we got back into the swing of things! To keep these posts regular they will be under new management effective immediately, so you can expect them every Tuesday without fail… starting next Tuesday. To give the …
Two weeks’ worth of links to make up for missing last week! AniFem round-up [Roundtable] Trash characters A feminist look at “trash characters” inspired by Chitose from Girlish Number, between seven members of the AniFem team. [AniFemTalk] 21-28 November 2016 Check out the comments for discussion on Kiss Him, Not …
One fewer post this week while the US spent a couple of days on annual dinner celebrations, but we have five posts planned for next week to make up for it!
Last week we exceeded $600 in Patreon pledges, reaching our second Patreon milestone in just 35 days! (week later we’re up to $676 – can you help us reach $700 this week?) As a result we are now on a posting schedule of four times per week, effective immediately.