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Do you think It's okay for guys to like Sailor Moon?
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 Post subject: Re: Guys and Sailor Moon?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:58 am 
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Speaking as a guy who's never been ashamed of being a big Sailor Moon fan, even back in the days when I used to get picked on a lot back in middle school and high school, I never understood why some guys feel so paranoid about liking Sailor Moon or cartoons "for girls" in general such that they have to seek other people's validation for liking it. You almost never see girls posting topics asking if it's ok for girls to like DBZ or video games or something yet guys always keep doing this for "girls" media for some reason. Almost all my family and friends know I love Sailor Moon and they don't care and the few people who have made an issue about it were obnoxious jerks I never had any interest in interacting with in general. But as a Sailor Moon fan who is also a gay man, I also don't like the implication whenever this question comes up that if you are a guy that is gay or feminine, then there must be something "wrong" with that. Even if you are feminine, there's nothing wrong with being a feminine man and I don't know why people have to go out of their way to dissociate "feminine" traits from "feminine" media because obnoxious jerks might not like you.


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 Post subject: Re: Guys and Sailor Moon?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:37 pm 
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^ Like what I've said above, that's due to the present state of gender inequality rooted in our cultural concepts - to put it simply, males liking female stuff or looking/behaving like females are seen to be lesser in terms of gender power, while females doing the opposite aren't. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Guys and Sailor Moon?
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There's nothing wrong with it. I'm a guy and I have never hidden the fact that I love Sailor Moon, my favorite anime of all time. No one ever gave me grief for liking Sailor Moon, except my brother (but he always gives me grief about everything, so he really doesn't even count).


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 Post subject: Re: Guys and Sailor Moon?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:25 pm 
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Maraviollantes wrote:
Is it bad to be a gay boy? No, unless one is a homophobic person from a backwards country. Apparently Naoko is homophobic and hates gays. Otherwise she wouldn't mind any accusations (even false ones) of BSSM making boys gay. P-:

It's Italy. Many people here are mildly homophobic, even if they try and hide it, and back in the day we were one of the most homophobic countries that didn't actually consider homosexuality as a form of mental illness or a crime. Simply put, the mess the moral guardians caused on that cannot be overstated.

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 Post subject: Re: Guys and Sailor Moon?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:43 pm 
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It's perfectly fine for a guy to like Sailor Moon. I wouldn't even call the show THAT girly to begin with. Sure there are some filler episodes where the plots are definitely girly, but overall, the show seemed pretty neutral to me as far as plot and characterization goes. Strangely enough I have never really gotten any grief about being a Sailor Moon fan irl, it was only on the internet message boards/chat rooms etc where people would make fun of me for being a male SM fan. It seems like teasing guys for being SM fans was more of a thing 15+ years ago, it doesn't seem to be nearly as bad now.


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 Post subject: Re: Guys and Sailor Moon?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:35 am 
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If anything it seems like I see more anime fans these days making fun of guys who are obsessed with moe anime more than anything else.


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 Post subject: Re: Guys and Sailor Moon?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:07 am 
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I bet Ladybeard and Candy Ken are fans.

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 Post subject: Re: Guys and Sailor Moon?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:49 am 
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Neon Genesis wrote:
If anything it seems like I see more anime fans these days making fun of guys who are obsessed with moe anime more than anything else.

And moe fans are making fun of somebody else. No matter what, people will always find a reason to single out some group and hate and mock it. That's our nature. ^_^

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 Post subject: Re: Guys and Sailor Moon?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:28 am 
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Neon Genesis wrote:
Speaking as a guy who's never been ashamed of being a big Sailor Moon fan, even back in the days when I used to get picked on a lot back in middle school and high school, I never understood why some guys feel so paranoid about liking Sailor Moon or cartoons "for girls" in general such that they have to seek other people's validation for liking it. You almost never see girls posting topics asking if it's ok for girls to like DBZ or video games or something yet guys always keep doing this for "girls" media for some reason.


That's because of gender inequality. To put it bluntly, it's because females are seen as "weak", and by extent, feminine things. So for a boy to like feminine things, it's seen as him being weak and comparable to a women. If a girl takes an interest in masculine things, as a general rule, it's seen as a better thing since masculine things are "better" than feminine things (although there is the exceptions when it's seen that a women is too weak for something, usually an inequality in regards to politics and the sciences). That said, that isn't always true - I hear a lot about other girls being harassed when people find out their a girl when playing an online game, etc.

It's a gender inequality aimed at women that hurts both genders; I think within the last few years or so there has been a lot of progress, though (as far as anime and video game-related things go). =^_^=


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 Post subject: Re: Guys and Sailor Moon?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:35 am 
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I never even considered to tell my liking SM to the people who have no idea about SM. But men who knows about SM either found it only funny(shonen anime fans mostly) and didn't attempt to humiliate, or found it cool. SM is not that "girly" to begin with, its super sentai elements appeal men a lot, sometimes its astronomy and mythology elements(which are the main cases for me).
Surprisingly girls I talked react more skeptical, they adopt SM more personal and give it a more special meaning. I can empathize with this as how girls relate their own experiences with senshi's personal lives.


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I'm female and I could careless if you're a male fan. Who cares. Anyone is free to like Sailor Moon.

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 Post subject: Re: Guys and Sailor Moon?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:42 pm 
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JiRam EunSe wrote:
I'm female and I could careless if you're a male fan. Who cares. Anyone is free to like Sailor Moon.

A freudian slip or intentional sarcasm? ^_^ When people don't care they usually say "I couldn't care less".

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 Post subject: Re: Guys and Sailor Moon?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:03 am 
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JiRam EunSe wrote:
I'm female and I could careless if you're a male fan. Who cares. Anyone is free to like Sailor Moon.

I meant my real life experiences, this forum is quite welcoming and inclusive towards anyone. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Guys and Sailor Moon?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:57 pm 
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Hey, this is the anime that got me, a male, into the anime fandom to stay over 15 years ago. So it's not unusual and perfectly OK for men to like Sailor Moon.

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 Post subject: Re: Guys and Sailor Moon?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:31 am 
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Maraviollantes wrote:
JiRam EunSe wrote:
I'm female and I could careless if you're a male fan. Who cares. Anyone is free to like Sailor Moon.

A freudian slip or intentional sarcasm? ^_^ When people don't care they usually say "I couldn't care less".


Saying "I could care less" is such a common mis-statement that by now it pretty much means the same thing as "I couldn't care less."

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 Post subject: Re: Guys and Sailor Moon?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:01 am 
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What I don't understand is why is it that it seems like male Sailor Moon fans are fairly accepted by most anime fandom but Bronies still get made fun of?


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Neon Genesis wrote:
What I don't understand is why is it that it seems like male Sailor Moon fans are fairly accepted by most anime fandom but Bronies still get made fun of?

Being a Brony myself I think I can answer, its pretty much because some Bronies like to go overboard with the fandom and post about MLP in completely unrelated forums and websites, and wont shut up about the show and how hard it is to be accepted as a male fan thus making themselves targets and attracting unwarranted attention. Giving people the impression that the whole fandom behaves in that way. (we aren't all like that, its just that that type of fan seems to be the loudest and most well known), like you don't see Male SM fans feeling the need to make it known to everyone that theyre a fan of it.

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 Post subject: Re: Guys and Sailor Moon?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:31 am 
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I can see annoying fanboys being a legit criticism, but like back before they tried to take over Youtube, I watched a Fine Bros. video where the teens were just making fun of Bronies when they previously had no clue about Bronies before the video. One girl said she would never date a guy who liked My Little Pony and the other kids made rude insinuations that guys who liked MLP must be gay or trans as though they thought that was a bad thing.


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Neon Genesis wrote:
I can see annoying fanboys being a legit criticism, but like back before they tried to take over Youtube, I watched a Fine Bros. video where the teens were just making fun of Bronies when they previously had no clue about Bronies before the video. One girl said she would never date a guy who liked My Little Pony and the other kids made rude insinuations that guys who liked MLP must be gay or trans as though they thought that was a bad thing.

Unfortunately that's just narrow minded people not being able to accept anything that's out of the realms of what society calls ''normality'' since people fear what they don't understand, so their natural reaction is to chuck what they believe to be insults at us. But its quite hilarious really because as you said, since when did being gay or trans become a bad thing? so let the haters keep hating and wallowing in negativity whilst the rest of us enjoy an awesome show I say ^_^.

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 Post subject: Re: Guys and Sailor Moon?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:25 pm 
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I don't see a problem. I'm a dude and I like what I like, and since I'm stepping on exactly nobody's toes with my as always rather reserved like for sailor moon, everyone who have a problem with it can keep their stupid comments to themselves. :)

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