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Let’s take a brief look at the influence of The Rose of Versailles had on two popular shojo series of the 1990s! Mild spoilers for Sailor Moon and Revolutionary Girl Utena.

Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Origins of Shojo Manga
Part 3: Riyoko Ikeda (Part 1)
Part 4: Moto Hagio
Part 5: Keiko Takemiya
Part 6: Interlude: The Rose of Versailles Franchise
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In this gender reader: 10 years and no movement on the separate surnames bill in Japan, the feminist power of Sailor Moon nostalgia, feminization and slurs in Korean queer terminology, wrist-grabbing isn’t sexy, Teddy girls, and more!

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Part 4: Gender Trouble and Phantom Femininities

In the final thematic section of our essay, we’re going to move on to some of the more serious issues surrounding cross-dressing, specifically those involving social consequences and identity construction. We’ll begin by focusing on men who habitually crossdress as women before focusing on queer and transgender issues in manga involving characters cross-dressing against sex instead of gender. Part 3 here.

Content warning: this section contains discussions of transphobia, transmisogyny, and sexism. 

 

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Interrupting our regularly scheduled Japan programming for the roughly biannual geek-centric gender reader. In this reader: women DO read comics; arresting fanfic writers in China; open-source feminism, and more.

Image of an Emerald City Comicon poster: Costumes are not consent.

Emerald City Comicon via Comic Book Resources

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In this Japan gender reader: Sailor Moon, sex and gender statistics, gender-equality Jizo, and more!

From Sailor Moon Wikia

Concept art by Takeuchi Naoko. From Sailor Moon Wikia

Warning: some links may be NSFW.

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In this gender reader: women overlooked in recovery hiring, gendered violence in Fukushima, Koyuki Higashi’s big damn wedding, Flootchism, empowerment in Sailor Moon, and more.

Image credit: Haruko Kudo. Via Higashi Koyuki's blog.

Image credit: Haruko Kudo. Via Higashi Koyuki’s blog.

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Today I’d like to share with you all some blog posts and articles about gender and culture that I’ve found quite interesting. Topics covered: the terminology of describing pairing, male privilege in geekdom, a new and awesome interpretation of Sailor Moon‘s girl power, target audiences for yuri/BL, and sexual imagination as cultural.

Happy Valentine's Day (via BeruBara Kids)

I hope to make this round-up regular feature on this site–maybe monthly or bimonthly. Readers, what do you think?

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