Whilst waiting for Ghostbusters (which is awesome, and you should see it), I dropped a few tweets on what constitutes criticism, what constitutes abuse, and what lifts (lowers?) abuse to harassment. I’m saving this for future reference since I expect to see “can’t handle criticism” again from harassers and want to have this handy. Continue reading
A little while ago Frog-Kun wrote this piece on Japanese reactions to the anime adaptation of GATE: Thus the JSDF Fought There. Karice has gone further and translated the main article in full, with footnotes.
Both posts are highly recommended.
As for the recent episodes: muddled is as muddled does. Despite the 2nd last episode being decent, I still doubt that GATE can deliver a decent ending.
At the end of the first cour GATE: Thus the JSDF Fought There remains an interesting series that I have a number of concerns about. On the other hand, some of those concerns may indicate a nuanced approach to some difficult issues.
Content warnings for discussion of sexual assault, and post-traumatic stress apply. There are also spoilers ahead. Continue reading
Seen via https://sandrachung.wordpress.com/ there is far too much truth in this for it to be ignored.
Go read the original. Now.
I am six. My babysitter’s son, who is five but a whole head taller than me, likes to show me his penis. He does it when his mother isn’t looking. One time when I tell him not to, he holds me down and puts penis on my arm. I bite his shoulder, hard. He starts crying, pulls up his pants and runs upstairs to tell his mother that I bit him. I’m too embarrassed to tell anyone about the penis part, so they all just think I bit him for no reason.
I get in trouble first at the babysitter’s house, then later at home.
The next time the babysitter’s son tries to show me his penis, I don’t fight back because I don’t want to get in trouble.
One day I tell the babysitter what her son does, she tells me that he’s just a little boy, he doesn’t know…
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