On the importance of Magical Girl Heroines & Weaponized Femininity:
"The Magical Girl genre is essentially a genre which explores the female Heroine’s arc, the female coming of age story, and the womanhood narrative with varying degrees of success or failure — but it gets explored. I’d be hard pressed to name a whole lot of series that allow women to play every single archetypal role in the heroic book the way say, Sailor Moon does."
posted by jaduncan
on Aug 7, 2013 -
Billyuns and billyuns of years ago,
or at least a fair while back, there used to be a kingdom on the moon. The kingdom had a princess named Serenity, and she was guarded by representatives of nearby planets. Things being as they were, said representatives were all, teenagers in sailor suits. Look, no one said it was going to be sensible.
posted by Johnny Assay
on Apr 17, 2005 -
Private school ejects Sailor Moon fan
accessing an "adult" Sailor Moon site. The kid didn't know what the site was ahead of time, the site slipped through the school's content filters, and the boy "immediately logged off after less than a minute on the Web site". I don't know if this qualifies as a zero tolerance
issue, but it's definitely an overraction, not to mention an ugly failure of blocking software
. [via Ribbit
posted by harmful
on Oct 4, 2000 -