MADAO skrev:LiseR skrev:We also need to recall that a great deal of comedic* anime - based on my admittedly meagre knowledge of anime in general - relies heavily on stereotypes in depiction of all characters, male and female. Sexism goes both ways: shounen heroes are depicted as strong in battle, but bumbling idiots when it eg. comes to romance
*with "comedic", I refer to the comic mode, not the comedy genre.
Well... You do not need to go as far as Japan to notice that brute force and intelligence or social skills don't always go hand in hand. Nor do physical beauty and intelligence, for that matter.
I'm unsure what you mean.
If you're talking real life, it makes no sense to discuss stereotypes.
If you're talking popular culture and entertainment, Western culture definitely has its stereotypes as well, but I was under the impression that we were discussing anime