dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
I have started a manga which is raising all my feminist hackles. Doesn’t happen very often,* but there it is.

What is it?

Doubt. Doubt is about a very nerdy, plain girl called Ai, who after one humiliation too many, decides to transform herself. She applies to a different high school and meanwhile through strenuous diet and cosmetics and fashion make-over, becomes super hot. In her new school, she sets her eyes on the most popular guy there, Sho.

Now, in itself, while not a super-exciting concept for a manga, it doesn’t come across as super-offensive, yet, here I am ranting about it. Why?

Because it’s an equivalent of a Bratz movie. It is all about the outside, appearances, blending in.

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dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
I have started a manga which is raising all my feminist hackles. Doesn’t happen very often,* but there it is.

What is it?

Doubt. Doubt is about a very nerdy, plain girl called Ai, who after one humiliation too many, decides to transform herself. She applies to a different high school and meanwhile through strenuous diet and cosmetics and fashion make-over, becomes super hot. In her new school, she sets her eyes on the most popular guy there, Sho.

Now, in itself, while not a super-exciting concept for a manga, it doesn’t come across as super-offensive, yet, here I am ranting about it. Why?

Because it’s an equivalent of a Bratz movie. It is all about the outside, appearances, blending in.

Post behind cut )
dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
I have started a manga which is raising all my feminist hackles. Doesn’t happen very often,* but there it is.

What is it?

Doubt. Doubt is about a very nerdy, plain girl called Ai, who after one humiliation too many, decides to transform herself. She applies to a different high school and meanwhile through strenuous diet and cosmetics and fashion make-over, becomes super hot. In her new school, she sets her eyes on the most popular guy there, Sho.

Now, in itself, while not a super-exciting concept for a manga, it doesn’t come across as super-offensive, yet, here I am ranting about it. Why?

Because it’s an equivalent of a Bratz movie. It is all about the outside, appearances, blending in.

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