It’s Anime Friday!Source: shinpillan.deviantart.com
Though the anime/steam punk/fantasy/burlesque thematic atmosphere of the movie seemed right up my alley, I was discouraged from actually seeing it in theatres thanks to a review discussing the contradiction of female power as written by a fan boy who uses rape as a plot device and a shock tool without ever really understanding the catastrophic effects such an attack has on a woman’s entire life.
“Can we please stop pretending that giving a hot girl in skimpy clothing a weapon and letting her destroy shit constitutes “female empowerment”? Can we just take that notion, murder it with a shovel and bury it in a shallow grave? Here’s what constitutes female empowerment: well-written, memorable female characters.”Source: warrenlouw.deviantart.com