Opinion: Kill la Kill: Incredibly Sexist or Incredibly Feminist?

Friday, May 9th, 2014

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WARNING: Spoilers for Kill la Kill will be discussed. In addition, this article will have NSFW (not safe for work) images.

Kill la Kill - Promo | oprainfall

Never in my life have I been so conflicted about a show. Was Kill la Kill sexist or some strange third-wave feminism masterpiece? At its core, Kill la Kill is a story about Ryuko Matoi, Satsuki Kiryuin, their friends, and their magical clothes. However, it’s mostly a show about some kick-ass people doing kick-ass things. The show is sometimes called a magical girl shojo, sometimes a shonen; it’s a little bit Sailor Moon and a little bit Gurren Lagann. It ultimately creates its own genre in how it takes elements of both shojo and shonen and mashes them together with a lot of “crazy.”  It is “insane,” “badass,” and “sexy,” but what is it really? And does it say anything about anything or end up being about a whole lot of nothing?

Kill la Kill starts off with tough-girl Ryuko Matoi, who comes upon  Honnouji Academy looking for information on her father’s killer. The only clue she has is one-half of a pair of massive scissors. Honnouji Academy, however, is headed/owned by the stoic Student President/Dictator Satsuki Kiryuin. She recognizes the scissor blade immediately but refuses to tell Ryuko anything about it. After being defeated in battle with another club member, Ryuko wanders around the charred remains of her childhood home. She then stumbles upon Senketsu, a living uniform. Senketsu reveals that he was made my Ryuko’s father and has the power to transform and give major boosts to her already impressive fighting abilities. With Senketsu on, Ryuko returns to Honnouji Academy with the intent of beating the information out of Satsuki. The only problem is that Satuski has dozens of loyal school clubs blocking Ryuko’s path.

Before we delve deeper, let me state a few things. For the purposes of this article I am going to define fanservice as “sexually suggestive scenes including partial and full nudity that serve no function to plot or story and are used primarily to titillate the audience.” Fanservice that is not sexual in nature where other works are referenced (i.e. other shows, sequels, etc.) are not a part of this definition.

Secondly, I don’t find issue with fanservice in and of itself. But, on the other hand, one has to consider something’s effects on the world around it. Art affects life and life affects art. The over-use of fanservice, I believe, will distract, turn off, and indirectly promote the idea that people are sexual objects.

So where does that leave Kill la Kill? From a surface glance, the show has almost naked girls fighting each other in completely unsensible “armor.” This would normally put the show square into the “uses too much fanservice for the benefit of horny males and thus is incredibly sexist” category. Right?

But consider the fact that there isn’t just female nudity. Consider that the first naked person in the show is not only a male, but not even attractive.

Kill la Kill - Episode 1 | oprainfall


However, there are many naked men in the show as well. The first nude may have been male — and may have been fat — but there may not be a straight 50/50 cut of naked (and conventionally attractive) males to females. Ladies are given buff Ira Gamagoori, athletic Uzu Sanageyama, nerdy Houka Inumuta, bad-boy Tsumugu Kinagase, and playboy Aikuro Mikisugi’s shining naughty bits to gawk at. Everyone is somewhat equally sexualized, even though there may be more female characters.

Although Kill la Kill is labeled as a “magical-girl” show due to its transformation scenes and lead female character, it is unlike any I have ever seen. Something typical for girls in shojo is that they hardly ever fight for themselves. It is always for their friends, family, or to save the world. Ryuko doesn’t care about any of that. She wants to find her father’s killer for herself, and to beat the crap out of them. There isn’t even any talk of honor. She’s doing it for herself.

Visually, the show’s dark colors and striking bold lines are more typical of a shonen. The style is aggressive and over-the-top, reminding me more of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and Attack on Titan than Cardcaptor Sakura or Shugo Chara. The constant shouting and growing in size that the characters do isn’t typical of what girls “are supposed to do” in anime. Even Mako and Nui, the most overly cute characters of the show, are no exception to this: they are loud, over-the-top, and are generally dynamic characters. If anything, the show is more like Gurren Lagann with its constant, insane action sequences. Adding to this idea is the fact that the director and writer for Kill la Kill are the same guys that wrote and directed Gurren Lagann.

Each of the characters are layered well, meaning they have depth and personalities — an uncommon feature for female characters in a shonen anime. Ryuko gives off a hard-ass attitude for most of the show, but she has an understandable soft side.  There is this masculine/feminine duality to her personality. The first ending credits showing her walking through a normal city seems to imply that Ryuko often wonders about if she could have just been a normal “girly” girl. She stands apart from a group of friends gossiping, looking uncomfortable as she looks away from them. She gazes at a flowing wedding dress with a kind of wonder. Yet the final moments of the credits bring her back to the Ryuko we know. She stares hard at the viewer with that determination they know so well, facing the opposite direction of the faceless people around her. Then she turns, still herself regardless of her surroundings or direction. Because she is just that cool.

Even Mako Mankanshoku — the cute, bubbly, and rather clueless best friend of Ryuko — has a tough side. When thinking about her family, she works hard and gains an impressive uniform. It’s worthy to note that, while the show’s directors could have used it as an opportunity for more fanservice, they instead give her one of the masculine Goku uniforms covered in phallic spikes. Her will and strength match the massive Ira Gamagoori — literally the physically biggest member of the elite four — during the last battle when she moves against the Absolute Submission field to cheer on her best friend. Mako, while physically weak, was a character that refused to sit on the sidelines when danger was near. Not to mention that she was actually useful. How many side characters in, say, Bleach or Dragon Ball Z can you say that about?  Female characters tend to be weaker and less useful than any male counterpart in anime.  Bulma, though a genius, was utterly useless in Dragon Ball Z other than giving birth to Trunks. Orihime in Bleach is just there for boobs and for a minor plot point for the villain.

Kill la Kill - Mako | oprainfall

But let’s not jump to trumpeting Kill la Kill as a post-post-modern masterpiece (the second “post” was intentional, thank you) just yet. We have yet to consider how the show directly responds to Ryuko’s obscene transformation outfit.

Ryuko is ridiculed as an exhibitionist and gawked at for the first few episodes (which is where most of the fanservice is). Ryuko’s response makes logical sense: embarrassment. This, however, is actually a plot point. And after thinking about it, I don’t recall any episodes of Sailor Moon having issues with her outfit’s short skirt. Should she have had to, though?  Would it have added depth to her character, or does it say more that Sailor Moon never has an issue with fighting evil with a mini skirt and a tiara?

Lately, there’s been a movement against “slut-shaming.” Slut-shaming is defined as a “process in which women are attacked for their transgression of accepted codes of sexual conduct, i.e., of admonishing them for behavior or desires that are more sexual than society finds acceptable.” This boils down to the idea that people (men and women both) shouldn’t be shaming or slamming a woman for wearing revealing clothing because nobody gives a hot damn about what men are wearing. The most a man will be asked is, “Hey, dude… aren’t you cold?” We don’t assume a man is “asking for it.” The idea became widespread due to the SlutWalks that were sparked in thanks to Toronto Police Constable Michael Sanguinetti’s advice for women to avoid rape and sexual assault: “avoid dressing like sluts”.

Is the movement questionable and problematic? Oh sure. Using a term that refers to a promiscuous girl as a term of power is troubling, and yet it directly attacks the notion that one always hears of where it is okay for males to be promiscuous but not women. Sure, maybe males shouldn’t be shooting for promiscuity either, but good luck with that. And there is a far more important and pressing point than that.

It doesn’t matter what you or I think.

There is an active problem in the world. Structures of authority and power use the idea that women should be pretty, fragile, little butterflies against them. No one really treats a ripped male with a tight t-shirt as negatively as they would a girl whose clothes hug her curves.

 Kill la Kill - Naked Uzu Sanageyama | oprainfall

Going back to Kill la Kill, I found it amazing how the show handled this whole thing. Until about episode three, the fanservice shots are all focused on her naughty areas, shouting to the audience that Ryuko is almost nude. Her first appearance in the outfit is actually with a cloak. She is covering and shielding herself from not only the gaze of onlookers, but to protect herself from her own fears. Senketsu, the uniform, actually tells her the reason she’s not able to obtain her full potential is due to said embarrassment. Once she stops caring about what other people think about her, not only is she more powerful but the fanservice stops being fanservice. It fades into the background and the outfit is simply that: an outfit.

It was almost a bait-and-switch. From that point on, I feel that calling the show “sexy” is doing it a disservice because the outfits really are not all that sexual anymore. Even the constant transformation scenes add to the desensitization of the outfits. Ryuko is nude in the scene, but it’s not sexualized. It is much like how Sailor Moon’s transformation scene is not sexy regardless of the fact that she is naked with a glittered silhouette; her poses are feminine, but not submissive. It’s not sexual because it’s not intended to be sexual.

But at the same time, is this just a way to sidestep the issue and allow the male gaze to have something nice to look at? Perhaps. Zack Snyder claimed that Sucker Punch was supposed to be some sort of girl-power flick. While some will agree, the issue with that movie was that the girl’s “power” only came from their sexuality and nothing more. They were not smart and their talents all revolve around being sexy. Those that have seen the movie will recall that any real action in that movie is a dream sequence. Not to mention most of the girls die and don’t perform half the tasks they all set out to do. That’s not girl power. That’s showing half naked girls doing sexy and cool things while still being controlled by “the man.”

Does Kill la Kill fall into this trap? Satsuki Kiryuin actually has a monologue regarding it when she dons her own magical garment, Junketsu:

“Exhibitionist? Nonsense! … The fact that you are embarrassed by the values of the masses only proves how small you are! If it means fulfilling her ambitions Satsuki Kiryuin will show neither shame nor hesitation, even if she bares her breasts for all the world to see! My actions are utterly pure!”

This stares directly in the face of the idea of looking at the girls as nothing more than fanservice. Satsuki has goals and she will use anything at her disposal to achieve them. The fact that the outfit is somewhat sexual doesn’t even register to her. It’s a tool, but it’s not the only tool she has and the audience knows this before she ever dons Junketsu. She’s smart, tough, and one hell of a fighter. In a sense, the show is a statement to people that it is okay for them to dress however they want and that it is one’s ambitions and actions that define you.

Kill la Kill - Satsuki Kiryuin | oprainfall

Feminism has also started trying to break away from petty girl-on-girl hate: mindless dislike over what the other character wears or even just because they have big boobs. Ya know, whatever. The reason for this is that it tends to normalize and/or rationalize various gender stereotypes. Does this ever happen in Kill la Kill? No. Ryuko and Satsuki’s rivalry isn’t over a boy or because they are from different cliques. Ryuko hates Satsuki because she thinks Satsuki is withholding information from her (which she is). Satsuki’s pompous attitude just doesn’t help the matter and the two have a genuine personality clash. With all the various types of women shown, are any of them ever seen as superior or inferior? No. Actually, none of the main heroines and villains ever actually defeat one another. Consider this fact for a moment. None of these females ever best one another. They are all equally powerful, even the “evil” ones.

Another fact to note is that Kill la Kill passes the Bechdel test, which has three rules:

  1. The movie/show/work has to have at least two women in it,
  2. who talk to each other,
  3. about something besides a man.

This test has been used by feminists since the 1980s as a rubric to talk about how gender is portrayed. While this might seem odd at first, consider the fact that most movies and shows were made aboutbyand for men. Often times, women were only shown in their relation to other men. This is never the case with Kill la Kill. The only romance in the show is maybe possibly hinted at with Ira Gamagoori and Mako Mankanshoku, but that might just be the fan community’s desire to ship characters together. The point being, never are the female characters brought together or conflicting because of a man.

And yes, all this conjecture is all well and good, but there is still fanservice. There is still nudity for fans to get titillated and excited over. One could still point to this and say that this is all objectification and renders the show sexist.

However, when Kill la Kill reaches its second half, practically everyone is naked (including the background characters) and the idea of it being sexual becomes as silly as Mako’s antics. Because of this silliness, the objectification is rendered moot. It is ridiculed, actively mocking those that are still titillated.

 Kill la Kill - Episode 19 |oprainfall

Why is this a big deal? Well, with the new Captain America movie out, consider The Daily Dot’s article about the coverage of Scarlett Johansson’s role as Black Widow in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. In it, they point out that the Black Widow is mainly described in terms of how she looks. Not by her smarts or abilities, but by her corsets and catsuits.

This is a problem.

A character that would otherwise be seen as a kick-ass, empowering figure is reduced to a mere fetish object for the male gaze. Is it due to the way she looks? If she dressed a different way, would it matter? Consider earlier when I talked about slut-shaming: what these characters wear should not matter.

Kill la Kill - Volume1 | oprainfall

Granted, the whole concept of applying fanservice and talking about empowering feminist characters is tricky. Fanservice isn’t always an issue, but could easily overshadow any positives of a show. Kill la Kill nails that fine line. The girls as over-sexualized beings isn’t an issue beyond a few episodes. They are strong, they are tough. Calling the show sexy isn’t wrong, but it is inaccurate because that’s not the focus of it. It’s not Highschool of the Dead, but it’s not innocent like Madoka MagicKill la Kill is first and foremost about hardcore girls who dress however the hell they want to while kicking ass.

Consider the marketing for Kill la Kill. Most promotional artwork does not have Ryuko in Senketsu’s battle forms. Why not? If the marketing was focused on promoting the show’s “fanservice,” it would have been a given, but it doesn’t. The marketing is concerned more with making Ryuko appear badass. Oftentimes a show might make the villain look more sexual (thus equating the idea that sexiness is evil), but Satsuki doesn’t appear to have this issue either. These girls are not meant to be sexualized objects, they are meant to be awesome.

And the Kill la Kill deserves applause for it.

Kill la Kill - Applause | oprainfall

…Unless the OVA ruins this somehow.

About Antonin Kořenek

Antonin has been playing video games since before he could read. Once he did, he fell in love with their stories and worlds. He spends most of his gaming time with either story-based or strategy games. As an aspiring novelist, he blames games like Earthbound and Final Fantasy Tactics for getting him started. Antonin graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI with a degree in English Literature. When not gaming, he can be found reading, obsessing over something on Twitter, or researching strange folklore.

  • Randy_Thompson

    Antonin, you knocked this one out of the park. FANTASTIC job. I’ve felt the same way about this show. When I first got into it I was really turned off by the mass amounts of “ooh, look, naked!” but episode 3 changed my opinion. By the end (hell, long before that) characters that were nude just seemed…normal? All forms of sexualized fanservice was gone – these were just the characters and they were wearing what they were wearing, or nothing at all, and that was that. Again, excellent job, man.

    • Antonin Kořenek

      Thank you. It was such a weird show at first wasn’t it? I’m glad I stuck around though.

    • Jason Becker

      ….so, you’re saying that because the show used constant, massive amounts of fanservice, that somehow meant there was no fan-service….you’re retarded. Even though it became the norm, It was still sexual fan-service in motive and execution. If you live in a nudist colony, it doesn’t change the fact that there is Still nudity. ANd kid, you realized that the creators purposely added such extreme ammounts of nudity Purely as a cheap tactic to try and make the show more popular using sex rather than actual quality, right? It’s a common tactic in Japanese media to ramp up the fanservice more and more over time.

    • Randy_Thompson

      I’m not sure you understood the show. Plus, this article is two years old. What’s worse is you’re still using this sad excuse for a website. It’s a dead husk littered with GGers now. Move on.

    • Jason Becker

      ….it’s really hard to comprehend your stupidity. “I don’t even know where to begin with everything wrong with what you just said.” XD

    • wesley Merriweather

      honestly people like you make no sense so you and caren of the home association can go complain about art , ITS A HUMAN BODY WE ALL HAVE ONE your argument is weak :/ the whole point was ryuko finding confidence…

    • Jason Becker

      *yawn* your straw man fails, you can only make baseless claims and troll. Your argument of “go away if you disagree” is Actually weak, and you’re a hypocrite claiming to be for body confidence, when my main point is it’s Wrong to not respect people’s bodies and dignity with sexual assault and abuse. You’re a dishonest, damned, dumbass hypocrite.
      You just destroyed your own credibility, the little you had.
      And if dime a dozen, mindless trolls like you think I’m the worst, then you’re right. I’m the worst person who always ruins the fun Your kind gets out of abuse 🙂

  • svartUlv

    Great article! I felt the same with Kill La Kill.
    At first I was discouraged from all the nudity, and honestly thought that it was just another ridiculous Ecchi anime with poor to no excuse for showing nudity but by Episode 3 it all made sense. A few episodes later I didn’t even think about them being nude because it wasn’t about that, it was about their personalities and their struggles. Also, everybody is naked on this show, but it all serves to move the plot forward. Thanks for a great reading.

    • Antonin Kořenek

      You’re welcome. 😀

    • Jason Becker

      If it was actually about their personalities, then why did the writers have so much fanservice?…because the characters and plot actually sucked, but they knew they could be popular by using nudity…and they were right. And if you really care about the characters, then aren’t you even a little upset at how they were so horribly degraded and abused, all for cheap fanservice? And the nudity moves the plot forward? Bro, are you actually serious? XD

      So you’re saying that all the nudity wasn’t just fanservice, because there Needed to be nudity, because that’s how the writers of the show made the plot of the anime,

    • Emely Cruz

      The nudity in the anime was a plot device. Clothes were a big part of this anime, and the whole fucking point was to show how clothes controlled the people. The clothes were used as a plot device to show how people are controlled by the media, and are mindless drones. By rejecting clothes you break away from that, and accept your self. That’s why at the end everyone was nude, symbolizing how they were all finally free.

    • Jason Becker

      ….no, but seriously though. I mean, it’s ironic because you claim the creators were trying to show how people become mindless drones of the media…..even though thats Exactly what Kill La Kill fans are. Even you response is literally just repeating the “claimed” symbolism and explanation of the shows creators. Even though you know their explanation is just a bullshit plot device and excuse for fan-service, Kill La Kill fans mindlessly accept what they are told and pretend it’s true, even when they know it’s not.

      Putting aside the fact that wearing clothing has been acknowledged as a human right and a form of individual expression by some of the greatest humanitarians and the fact that the show focus much more on the nudity rather than the act of “rejecting clothes”, and the fact that there are countless better symbols to use for oppression/freedom, etc., etc…..etc.

      If the creator’s intentions were as they claimed, then how can they claim forced nudity to be any better than forcing people to wear clothes? Luffy doesn’t kill the innocent like his enemies do. Goku doesn’t seek power or bloodshed. In anime, heroes and their ideals are supposed to be the anithesis of the enemy. But in Kill La Kill, forcing people what to wear is bad, yet okay when there are naked chicks? Sounds legit. It seems to have Nothing to do with acceptance, and rather forcing their views on others. Clothes are neither good nor evil. Nudity is neither good nor evil. To Force either on people is what’s wrong with this show and it’s mindset, and the inability of Kill La Kill’s fan’s to be honest and mature and just admit that the show is filled with lots of “plot” 🙂

    • Mr_SP

      Yes, people are allowed to wear clothes. They’re wearing clothes in the OVA.

      They are not required to be naked until the big bad tells everyone to wear the exact same sort of clothes, and only then because clothes that aren’t like that aren’t available. It’s like you haven’t even watched the series.

    • Jason Becker

      …did you miss the first 3…6…9 episodes…or the Entire series? Did you miss the part where the people were…ya know….being stripped of their clothes, therefore unable to wear them? The main heroine get’s stripped against her will without explanation by people (sentient clothes are people too) who are supposed to be her ally and the “good guys”, in the first episode, moron. Then, she’s forced to wear a degrading outfit that she is humiliated by, just to have a chance to fight back. So, you literally insane fanboys jump from “rejecting clothes is freedom”….yet the creators of the show do the exact opposite and literally do the same thing as the villain in the show by forcing Their preference of clothing onto others.
      *Ding* That’s one insecure, virgin fanboy down
      Then, the fandom goes and says that “There is no ecchi in Kill La Kill”…..basically commmitting intellectual suicide and labotomizing themselves by saying the dumbest thing in history, so dumb that nearly the entire fandom admits such a statement to be false. Child_SP, you’re contradicting most of your fellow sexist, virgin, faboy bretheren, as many of their arguments acknowledge the forced stripping and ecchi in Kill La Kill, but try to spin it into female empowerment. Kid, either you’ve just had a stroke, or you’re blind and only got the audio of the anime. Either way, Go see a fucking doctor immediately.
      *Ding* and the Kill La Kill fanboy fandom is down for the count. But what’s this, the victor is disqualified for hiding a concealed weapon! Yes, I broke the rules and brought logic to a troll fight. Yeah, I fight dirty, I’m such scum I’m practically an egg…..(I’m being facetious of course) 😉

    • Mr_SP

      The magic clothes, you mean? I’m sure that’s a strong argument, there. I’m sure relieving combatants of their armor and weapons is absolutely about denying their will, and is totally about forcing people to be naked, and doesn’t have any other possible connotations.

      C’mon, you’re looking up a two year old article to rag on “insecure virgin fanboys”. You keep going on again and again. For fucks sake, don’t you have anything better to do than mentally fellate yourself for being so original as to call someone an “insecure virgin fanboy”. The only people who haven’t used that insult to degrade… anyone, really… are the ones who’s balls dropped before they started trying to troll people.

      If you’re not interested in this anime, stop posting about it.

    • Preach brother. The fact that gender politics is even being brought into this is downright retarded.

  • Keichi Morisato

    Scarlet’s character needs to wear those cat suites. her free of movement are dependent on how well the fabric can stretch, and and stick to her body so no one can grab it. if she wore more heavy tactical clothing to do her job, it would create a liability. the Major from Ghost in the Shell is very much the same way, she wears that tight clothing for the same reason.

    • Allisa James

      The catsuits are definitely not the problem — they make sense. The problem is no one described her abilities or her intelligence. The focus was solely on her looks in the outfit.

    • Keichi Morisato

      oh i know, i just wanted to explain why they did make sense. since the mainstream seamed intent on focusing on them.

    • Allisa James

      No problem, and you were completely on-point about that.

    • Russell Miller

      They don’t’ really bring up her cat suits at all. In winter soldier she only wore it in the first scene on the boat. What they do bring up constantly is how smart, cunning, and how she can manipulate any situation into her favor. They even say in the movie that only Nick Fury is better than her and she is the only person to have fought Bucky and lived. In Agents of Shield they have brought up several times how she was the smartest agent they have ever had. She has no romantic relationship with anyone and was tried to help help Steve Rogers love life because she cares about him. They have a completely platonic relationship. What I don’t think is fair is you can’t say that a woman can be smart and sexy. I have to strongly disagree that all they focused on was her looks in an outfit.

    • Antonin Kořenek

      No, not the movie or the show, we were talking about the article on the Daily Dot that pointed out how critics focused on that fact.

  • Allisa James

    This article was excellent, I must admit, and the feminist points made are well-thought out and well-reasoned.

    However calling Bulma useless and only good for giving birth to Trunks is very sexist. It perpetuates the idea that only fighting women are useful. Bulma was absolutely essential to the progress of the fighters and to DBZ’s plot. Her actions actually started the entire plot of the franchise (think when she made first contact with Goku in DB), allowed for the location of the Dragon Balls, made sure they constantly had adequate transportation, created inventions that greatly aided in their quests (such as traveling to Namek, solving the mystery behind Cell and the Androids, re-creating the Scouter, etc.).

    • Antonin Kořenek

      That’s a fair point and I tried to specify DBZ instead of just DB. (Because you’re right, she is crucial to the existence of the show and therefore DBZ). I guess that line did come off stronger than I meant it to.

      The problem in DBZ, specifically in my opinion, is that the dragonballs themselves don’t even matter after a point. I was thinking of it in the way where DBZ becomes a fighting anime where only fighting is useful. So while, yes, she is responsible for finding the dragonballs, the story is pushed forward by a bunch of dudes bashing each other faces in. Nothing more. The fact that Bulma does everything in the background almost turns her into an accessory, which is annoying. But after a point, anyone who isn’t saiyan is useless so it really isn’t a gender thing anymore…

      The point was that there isn’t a consistently useful female character in DBZ.

    • Allisa James

      I definitely understand what you mean because Bulma was made into more of a background character, and I absolutely wouldn’t put DBZ as the paragon of feminism.

      However I’ve heard a lot of people use a similar argument to prove that Bulma is useless and when you said all she was good for was “giving birth to Trunks” it kinda rubbed me the wrong way.

      And yes, that does become a big issue later on with the Saiyans. But the Dragon Balls still do matter, what was erased was the hardship getting to them. Thanks to everyone being super-powered, collecting them is a cinch.

    • Krysanthia

      Whoa, Allisa, I had no idea you came here too 🙂

      On topic I of DBZ, which is one of my favorites, I always did want a female super saiyan, I was so excited for Pan in GT…
      I just found this on a dragonball wiki:

      “According to Akira Toriyama, his reason for never having any female Super Saiyans was that neither Pan nor Bulla had the incentive to transform, and that he never drew female Super Saiyans because he could not figure out what they would look like.”

    • Antonin Kořenek

      How have I never seen this?

      And yeah Toriyama’s words are totally a cop-out. He’s a manga artist, it’s his job to figure out how stuff in his head will look like on paper. It was his fault he never put them in a situation to transform. 😛

  • Russell Miller

    I enjoyed Kill La Kill, but after reading this I think I enjoy it even more. 🙂

  • Francisco Martins

    Wow, I was actually thinking about this myself. Great job! I’ll be referring to this article whenever I mention Kill la Kill within my circle of female friends. 🙂

  • Malakym

    I’m glad you wrote this, was a good read. My only gripe is probably a minor one, but it should be Senketsu, not Sanketsu – Sanketsu translates to a lack of oxygen or suffocation, not the ‘fresh blood’ that Ryuko was going for. Similar thing with Junketsu.

    • Antonin Kořenek

      Thanks for catching that, it was a typo on my part. It should be fixed now.

    • Davey

      To piggyback off Malakym’s post, there is also a typo anytime Satsuki’s garment is mentioned as well. It should be JUNketsu as opposed to Janketsu (the two times you have it mentioned).

      Constructive criticism out of the way, this article is FANTASTIC. I saw myself nodding my head emphatically every step of the way.

      I was in a heated discussion with my ex-boyfriend of all people (who is a DEVOUT Sailor Moon fanboy), who absolutely refused to watch more than the first episode because he perceived the transformation scenes to be “trashy” and “tasteless.” I was upset (still am) because he didn’t continue watching the show and wrote it off at first glance without having the patience to see that the first few episodes are intended to be satirical, and he missed out on a FANTASTIC show as a result.

      I just wish I’d had this article at the time.

    • Antonin Kořenek

      Well, that makes two typos now. I’m embarrassed, but thanks for the catch. lol

      Glad you enjoyed the article. 🙂

      (Typos fixed btw)

  • Dai10zin

    Yeah … I understand the point that’s trying to be made here (and I completely agree that’s what they were trying to go for) but whether they accomplished it or not is another matter. Flappy boobs and awkward mother-daughter incest (on more than one occasion) would suggest otherwise. Attack on Titan is a better example of powerful female characters that you wouldn’t be embarrassed to be watching if strangers walked in.

    • Joey Williamson

      Attack on Titan still cites very typical female archetypes though. Yes, Mikasa is a badass, she’s one of the most capable people in the series. But she’s also doing it all out of a pseudo-incestuous love for Eren (pseudo because of course they aren’t actually related but they’ve been family for how long?)

      Christa and Ymir, while having a non-typical backstory, tend to have very typical character types. Functionally their characters are in love with each other, with Ymir playing the older sister type, and Christa being the untouchable flower type (read Hibi Chouchou if you need explanation on that character type, lol).

      Sasha plays the idiot. Yes, she’s a crowd favorite, but she’s the idiot, it can’t be denied.

      Annie is the closest one to a genuine ‘powerful woman’ character, and even then she’s basically just the female Russian jailer. Tell me I’m wrong. And EVEN THEN, the strongest female personality gets frozen in a chunk of titan-crystal.

      Meanwhile, Kill la Kill spends some 24 episodes parodying the HELL out of some of the most well-known anime stereotypes, and in some circumstances literally turning the typical anime-world on its head.

    • Jason Becker

      “Meanwhile, Kill la Kill spends some 24 episodes parodying the HELL out of some of the most well-known anime stereotypes, and in some circumstances literally turning the typical anime-world on its head.”
      …How so….in what way does it do that? This is not an insult, but is this one of your first anime? Kill La Kill didn’t invent parodies, and in fact, didn’t really do Any. You’re siting Common anime tropes and calling it parody. No no good sir, that’s just mindlessly repeating tropes. And that’s all kill la kill is. It’s a clone with no originality from start to finish. Ridculous fanservice and a bullshit plot explanation to justify it? Been done before. Using huge boobs that defy gravity? Almost a requirement for anime.

      Kill La Kill is just mindless ecchi….and lots of anime or like that. But the only thing unique about it is the hype. Even all the shameless things done for shock value like the incest rape and “lol everyone’s naked” is not very original and has been done before.

      The hype of Kill La Kill being made by the same creators as Gurren was what brought the audiece, and the softcore nudity made the fans stay. If you like mindless ecchi and weird humor, then there’s nothing wrong with that. But the Kill La Kill fanbase is one of the most insane in that they’re too insecure to admit they liked it for the nudity. Most fans just say “Yup the show had a lot of ‘plot’ ha ha!” when a show they like is fanservice based. Yet Kill La Kill fans are literally acting willfully insane and disregarding anime, coming up with more and different reviews rather than just accept and admit their normal, human enjoyment of nudity.

    • Antonin Kořenek

      Honestly, I felt the flappy boobs just added to Kill la Kill’s sense of mockery. If I remember correctly, they only happened during the transformation scenes right? They felt non-sexual to me since it was so absurd. Unlike, say, Highschool of the Dead’s flappy water-filled boob-like-objects which tried to be sexual.

      Admittedly the mother-daughter scenes are a bit of a flaw to my idea. However! I don’t believe that were enough of those scenes to taint the whole show. I think it was helped by the desensitization I spoke of; the scenes felt uncomfortable to me for a reason I couldn’t quite pin down. After all you have the stoic Satsuki clashing with her overly bright, colorful and flamboyant mother. Also, when you consider the fact that Satsuki hates her mother, it definitely puts a different spin on the whole thing.

      Your mileage may vary though.

      (Also, I’ll admit I don’t know much about AoT since I’m usually not into grimdark stuff. But I like Joey’s points on the matter. That and “untouchable flower types” are problematic in and of themselves.)

    • wesley Merriweather

      her mom did that to make her rely on clothes as aq defense mechanism :p

    • wesley Merriweather

      her mother molested her to make her uncomfortable being a nudist so she can rely on clothes as a metaphorical defense mechanism and the “flappy boobs” were just pure comedy not anywhere in the whole show did you see nipples or an actual vagina

  • Thanatos2k

    Not one time during the entire series did I even think about these things. All I knew is I was watching an amazing anime.

    Realize that you are ruining your entertainment obsessing over stuff like this. At some point you just have to stop the questions and enjoy what you’re watching.

    Also if you don’t realize that Kill la Kill is intentionally over the top almost to point of parody….well you need to watch more anime.

    • Antonin Kořenek

      I’m afraid I must completely disagree with you. If I ruined this show for you somehow by thinking deeply about it, I’m sorry. For me, using my brain and analyzing a show can only add to my enjoyment of it. Everything becomes a kind of puzzle or game. Instead of only asking “what happens next?” I begin to ask questions like “what is the piece trying to say?” “does it succeed?” “can I take something away from this?” I also get additional bonus by writing something like this. Surely you know the joy of creating something don’t you?

      You see, thinking about (well anything) will give you greater appreciation of it. Media becomes worth something more than just an expendable object meant to be digested once and thrown away. Because, if we are to not think about the media we digest, what becomes the point of rewatching or even being the fan of something? If you assume that all media — or even all art and entertainment in general — have no greater value than your immediate gratification then rewatching becomes mathematically stupid and redundant.

      After all, once you watch watch something you will know what happens. There will be less suspense, less excitement. Oh sure, you might forget minor things here and there but they will never be something major. We will never forget that Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker’s father. (Ah, hope I didn’t ruin that movie for you!) Over time your enjoyment of said thing will continue to deteriorate. Your favorite will always be the next thing, a country with a fluid nobility constantly falling from grace.

      You see, thinking about things and finding something to celebrate cannot ruin something. They can help you learn and enrich not only your time, but your life in general.

      Because how can you understand the complexities of steak cooked by a Maîtres Cuisiniers de France when one has had nothing but McDonalds their entire life? You cannot my friend. You will be missing out on too much.

      Oh, the satire has historically been the easiest way for people to convey great and new ideas because, when the status quo becomes questioned and people are looking for something to burn, the creator gets to sit back and go, “What? I’m afraid I have no idea what you are talking about! Surely! This was a work of comedy! Nothing more. Nope. Not. At. All.”

    • Thanatos2k

      No, you didn’t ruin anything for me, only for yourself.

      There is a difference between thinking and overthinking. If you’re going into every single show on the lookout for this kind of stuff you’re only going to detract from the experience.

      Kill la Kill is not meant to invoke deep philosophical discussion. It’s an anime where people are transforming using their clothes which are also aliens then making things explode. It’s low brow and it knows it, it knows it so much it milks it intentionally in creative and ludicrous ways. That’s what makes it so good.

      You mention Star Wars. When you were watching Star Wars, were you outraged that Luke had to be the one to go blow up the Death Star while Leia waited in the base? That there were no female X-Wing pilots?

      No one watching Star Wars ever considered any of that. Not everything has to be approached with this school of thought.

    • Antonin Kořenek

      You seem frustrated. Does the possibility of this show having feminist undertones bother you?

    • Thanatos2k

      You seem evasive. Does the possibility that other people don’t care as much as you do bother you?

    • Jason Becker

      Wow, kid, you spent so much time trying to merely Portray yourself as an intellectual in a fallacious attempt to try and add merit to your baseless claims and arguments, yet you then just drop the act instantly and go straight to trolling when someone proves you wrong/has a different opinion than you.You have proven yourself to be an unintelligent troll, proving that all the stuff you’ve been saying is just bullcrap.

    • That’s SJWs/feminists for you, bigoted and intolerant of differing opinions.

      Not saying he is one, but he definitely shows all the hallmarks of one

    • Obviously this show not being feminist enough and the two girls being scantily-clad has made you butthurt

    • Stephen Voss

      Whats really funny is that 30 years later in all the prequels they never bothered to fix the issue. The one female jedi is wearing a skimpy outfit and never really does anything.

  • Hailee Kenney

    Thanks for writing this, it’s definitely one of the most reasonable and well-thought-out commentaries I’ve seen on this show. I have been on the fence about watching Kill la Kill because I was a little put off by the fan service, but reading this definitely convinced me to give it a watch. C:

    • Antonin Kořenek

      Glad you enjoyed it. While I can completely understand if someone were to disagree on my conclusion, I think it’s a show you should definitely give a shot.

    • And this is an example of why there has to be 2 versions of everything, one full version for the normal people and one edited/cut version for the overly-sensitive anti-fanservice (only against boobs obviously of course) types.

      I think if developers/artists/creators can do this, then everyone wins, and would definitely qualify for the “inclusivity” and “diversity” the SJW/feminist cretins are always crying for (bit NEVER practice).

  • Another_Unknown

    Kill la Kill is fantastic. Get out feminists!

  • Siolenth

    I am personally glad that you did take the time to think about the show and give us this article to think about. There’s a problem when everything you watch and do isn’t given any deeper thought. You then you become incapable of forming your own solid opinions, so when you are fed something deemed as completely fanserviced and sexist, you don’t even bat an eye. My particular reason for being on the fence about Kill La Kill is the tidbits of transformation with the skimpy uniforms that I saw so many of my friends post. A huge issue for women is being our own harshest critics. We don’t realize that they have that confidence in themselves or maybe most especially because the way they dress is more of a middle finger to guys who would otherwise see them as just a sexual object. I can’t say I’ll be rushing to watch Kill La Kill, but I have put it up for consideration.

    • Jason Becker

      ….dude, Kill La Kill was so extremely hyped constantly. You talk about not forming your own opinions, but that’s basically what Kill La kill Fans are, people who just mindlessly believed what was popular and what they were told. Kill La Kill was called the best anime ever by so many people after just the first episode. It was popular to get mad and deny the fanservice in the show, so that’s what all the fans blindly did. It was popular to respond to any criticism of the show by writing very dumb posts claiming Kill La Kill to Actually be very deep and enlightened and being about many philosophical-sounding things, even though none of those varying “things” are ever voiced are implied in the show….and that’s what the fans mindlessly did.

      And you have shown yourself as one who has been fed way too much feminist propaganda….which only makes your views even more confusing and contradictory. Please don’t try and act as if you speak on behalf of all women, when you can’t even think for yourself. It’s kind of condescending to claim that some women dress solely as a petty act of defiance against how they think men perceive them, especially considering the fact that most women also openly shame other women for how they dress, so….Also, what do you think confidence has to do with this issue? Do you think people have issue with skimpy outfits because they are worried for the women not having confidence to wear it…or something?

      Anyway, I think you’re Trying to say is that women can dress however they want…which is true, but that’s also the whole point why Kill La Kill is sexist. The characters are ALL forced into being sexuallized against their will. Either openly in the story, or by the creators of the anime. That’s why all you Kill La Kill fans are so undeniably stupid and insane. You claim it’s about empowerment or harmless, when the majority of the time the characters are being literally sexually assaulted against their will.
      Kill La Kill fans are mindless parrots who can’t think for themselves. They just repeated what they heard other fans saying, being so mindless that they would make claims that were literally the exact opposite of what would happen in the show.

  • What a great article. Thank you very much.

  • stork

    the one thing i have a problem with is you say they never battle over a man but the whole story happens because the main characters father dies. so the whole story is propelled by a male figure.

    • MoreChainsaws

      They aren’t technically battling OVER a man. Ryuko is battling BECAUSE of a man, her father (who was murdered). By saying they were battling over a man they mean they were fighting for the love of that man. Not once do the girls care about a romantic relationship with any man in the show.

  • Dostende

    I’ve seen the whole show and loved it and wondered whether or not it’s a net positive or negative for feminism for all the same reasons you mentioned. But I recently watched an episode (episode #3 to be exact) with a notably feminist female friend of mine, and she was extremely offended.

    We got to debating about it, and ultimately realized we agree on what it gets right and what it gets wrong, but there was one thing she couldn’t get over: they’re skinny and their boobs and butts are huge. She agreed that they’re independent, badass women, and that’s good, but noted that a young girl might falsely assume that having a sexy body is an integral part of being a badass, independent woman. And this trumped all the positives by far for her.

    Now I find myself wondering if they were tall and muscular and had small breasts and butts and broad shoulders, would it be better? (I’d personally find them more attractive, but I know I’m in the minority there.)

    • Angel Rivera

      I fail to see the issue here. She was angry because the creators designed them in a stereotypically attractive way?

      If her whole point literally boils down to “These characters are sexy and I don’t like that” then I’m afraid I’d have to tell her to take a hike.

  • Confused

    I don’t know, I am perplexed. I don’t think we should forget about how that suit RAPED her, also, we should remember that she HAS TO live(wear) with her reaper to defeat the enemies, plus, her best friend’s father raped her and she had to apologize with him and live with him. This would be one of the most disturbing and psychologically destroying things ever for a victim of rape, while in the show it’s like nothing happened really.
    I’d like you to remember also about the fact that her rape suit (which requires self harm to work) was given to her by her father (if that’s not disturbing, I don’t know what is), and also we need to remember the several rape scenes where rape is somehow justified by the fact that she is half naked and unconscious (because of her father’s gift, of course).

    • teacup

      Senketsu’s introductory scene does have a lot of innuendo, but it adds to the metaphor of its being a woman’s body gained through puberty. Women don’t choose to have periods, they’re forced on us very suddenly, much like Senketsu practically forced Ryuko to wear him. After she accepts him and his role, she comes to terms with her own body (Senketsu is literally referred to as Ryuko’s “skin”, a part of her). They take care of each other and give each other strength.

      There ARE rape scenes (blatant sexual abuse by Ragyo to her daughters) and these could be triggering but the show makes it very clear that Senketsu is Ryuko’s protection and not her enemy. Her maturing body is what gives her power, and should not and cannot be fought.

      Also, the significance of her father giving her the suit is the father’s role in parenthood. The father is responsible for the gender of the child because he donates either the X or Y chromosome. Ryuko’s father literally gave her the body she was born in, and other than that she barely knew him.

      I would like you to know that I think it’s terrible that you would try to twist a brilliant and empowering series like this into something it’s blatantly not.

    • Angel Rivera

      When did Mako’s father rape her? Was there some deleted scene I missed?

    • Wolfy164

      Not Mako’s father. Raguya (idk the spelling) did the whole lesbian jazz with Satsuki.

  • Jeremy Kuehnau

    Please, you are just as full of shit as everyone else. She shouldn’t care about what other people think? Because obviously how one is viewed by others in society doesn’t have any effect at all on her life in any way, shape or form.

    Get real, it effects how you are viewed, treated, respected, what kinds of jobs are available or accessible to you and so much more. It’s just another shitty Anime, with little pervs like you, trying to come up with excuses on how these shows are so spectacular.

    Honestly, I hope the main heroin gets raped to death, just because of the source of her power. She chooses to accept that and in the end that makes her a fucking whore bag. There’s other characters that draw their strength from all sorts of other things, there’s characters where their wardrobes don’t resemble cheaply made lingerie, so why is it the center and focus of the entire show is about hookers, with diminishing clothes?

    • Jahu


    • Jeremy Kuehnau

      Whatever you gotta tell yourself to justify such garbage on TV you fucking perv.

      My opinion is counter to what the writer of the article had to say, so now I am a troll.

      I love how the internet had changed everything so much.

    • MoreChainsaws

      How did you think others would respond? Everyone here was having a nice, civilized conversation and you burst onto the scene cursing, name calling, and throwing around brutally vulgar statements. You can share your opinion but when it’s that graphic and acidic you do come across as a troll. If it was mature like the other statements here then people would be willing to have a conversation but you’re viciously hateful and it shows. Calling other people names to get your point across is childish.

    • Jason Becker

      wait….aren’t you all the ones who Immediately dismissed someone as a troll and started harassing them for having a different opinion? You all posted your opinion, he posted his, not to anyone, just on the forum itself. Then instead of ignoring or respecting different opinions, you started attacking the user directly. I mean, dude, you criticize that user for name calling…While You are calling him names. You’re a hypocrite by your own standard and contradicting yourself. How did you expect people to know they were Not allowed to disagree? What did you think would happen on an open forum that everyone has the right to use? In my opinion, your contradiction of what you claim to be wrong, blatant trolling and personal attacks, and treatment of others for ONLY having a different opinion makes you the far more vulgar and hateful one.
      Your vocabulary may be considered more diplomatic, but what you are saying and doing is far more brutish than how you are saying it.

    • Wolfy164

      Wow! Lookie here everyone! We have what’s called an internet flamer, found in it’s natural habitat, opinion based websites! Wowie! He’s a big one too, weighing in at 2.5 on the triggered scale!

    • Jason Becker

      ok so you Are actually just a trolling little kid who wants to start flame wars. based on that being all you do and not even trying to contribute to the main topic. Now I can block you in peace. Thank you 🙂

  • Descolada

    I think the show deserves some extra points for making it abundantly clear that Mako and Ryuko ended up together at the end. Even better than no forced heterosexual romance for the heroine, Sushio actually went the extra mile and made the lesbian subtext between them text.

  • FemSoc

    What I fear Kill la Kill relies too heavily on is the sexist ‘fighting fucktoy’ trope. This trope uses fighting, seemingly ‘powerful’ women to project the idea that the piece is feminist. In reality, the women are given very little backstory or personality and their fighting is not done as a consequence of plot so much as for the viewing pleasure of males. It’s an incredibly deceptive device. While I think that a lot of what this article said is true, and the SuckerPunch example was an excellent one, I think some of the female characters border on this. Kill la Kill certainly does a good job of blurring the lines, but if it really wanted to make a point about overcoming shame, I think it would feature examples of conventionally unattractive women gaining power through the sexy suits and women who do not need to rely on clothing (or lack thereof) to be powerful.

  • Jason Becker

    No offense, but you’re an idiot for so many reasons.
    First off the title of your article makes no sense and shows naivety about the real world. Whether you accept it or not, Sexism and Feminism are basically the same thing making the title weird. You constantly use the term “sexist” as something that you think can Only apply to women, when that makes no sense. Sexism obviously effects Both men and women, there are two different genders, remember? Only idiots think that sexism solely affects women. Finally, you pose the sentence as if Feminism if somehow The definitive opposite of sexism, which makes you look like a brainwashed idiot. Not only is it a sad attempt to try and forcefully glorify feminism without any thought, but it also makes no sense because Feminism Doesn’t support women wearing whatever they like if they deem it “sexist”, especially when used in media. Feminist will march naked or attention, but all their statements show that whenever a women Chooses to wear a skimpy outfit, then feminists berate them as weak women who let men control them.

    Holy shit, your entire article is the mindless, baseless ranting pile of ignorant shit I have ever seen. You are such a brainwashed, sexist retard with no grasp on reality. You made so many baseless claims about female persecution and male privilege, when none of them actually exist and in fact the exact opposite of those claims can be seen everywhere constantly.

    The dumbest part is you used this show as a platform for your feminist propaganda, when Feminists themselves think it’s sexist.
    The Worst and most Disgusting thing it is that Because of abusive, mindless, misogynist shows like this that glorify sexual assault and harassment is why sex crimes are so horribly prevalent in Japan. Over 80% of All women in Japan get sexually assaulted in their life, the largest group of victims being kids age 5-10. Sexually assault is so common because of how it’s so often considered a “joke” and “no big deal” in media. The idea has been spread so much from media that Japanese society actually believe is now.

    All fans of Kill La kill are pathetic, hateful idiots who honestly only like it for it’s fanservice, hype, and because it’s one of the only anime they’ve ever seen. Kill La Kill is very shallow, very cliche and unoriginal, and has no deep themes or message. It’s Is Factually just kindless violence and nudity. There’s nothing wrong with liking that, but don’t lie and pretend it’s some great work when you Know it’s not. If you’re a pussy and hate yourself for liking such a shallow show, then just fucking deal with it, grow some balls and don’t care about it, don’t instead make up some crazy religion around the anime…

    • Wolfy164

      This is what happens when you don’t hug your children. Parents, please hug your children!

    • Jason Becker

      I agree! Parents nurture your children so they don’t end up as oblivious, easily butthurt trolls like Wolfy here. He’s trapped in “insecure man-child” mode because he never received the proper support to pass the mental hurdles of a Childhood. Now, the poor thing can only repeat memes and troll forums in his mom’s basement.

      Everyone, do your best! Don’t be a Wolfy! T-T

    • Wolfy164

      Ahem, anyhow, from what I’ve read from your comments you’re very triggered by the fact the show is confronting. You’re certainly not wrong about the fans though SOME (keyword: some) go over the top and say ridiculous things like “this conveys the idea that women are weaker than men”, at the end of the day, entertainment is entertainment, that’s what the writers and the directing crew wanted to pull off; having a show that was remembered for its entertainment or uniqueness.
      However, that’s not to say what you’re interjecting with is quite correct. One, the fanservice is honestly not that bad at all, just grow a pair and get over nudity, it’s part of every human, their lifestyle and their anatomy.
      Saying that this creates situations where women are sexually assaulted due to this basic idea throughout shows is misinformed. It’s not the shows that impact the people to do it, it’s simply 1)how they’re treated throughout life 2)how mature they are and 3)they may be mentally unstable. All of these factors and more can and will interact with each other, causing the situation to occur.
      Watching a simple show with nudity in the form of the common showing of human breasts and sexy outfits has absolutely nothing in correlation to rape. If you want a huge factor, try alcohol or economic instability/poverty of an individual, that’s where the whole drama comes in.
      Anyways, back to my point. I’m not sure how you view a proper feminist that isn’t a fundamental feminist, but from what I see you’re direly incorrect. The feminists who do the most to ensure somewhat of an equality in both sexes are the ones to be acknowledged for the term. As for fundamentalists, they are honestly stains to what feminism is defined to be, which is equality (of rights) between both sexes. Referring to the flaming trolls of the fundamental feminists simply doesn’t help your argument at all, so what if some feminists dislike it.
      As many have said about KLK, this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. If you don’t enjoy it then just stop watching it, no one is forcing anyone to watch it, the show deserves credit from those who persevere from it’s contraversial setout and overall mindset behind it. Sure, the plotline is simple and some arcs are less than satisfying, however that’s to be said with almost every show/movie in existence, you have moments/features you love to bits and in contrast moments/features you hate so badly. If you hate the entire show…….then why in the every living fuck are you flaming on an opinion based website?!!! It’s people like you that join those toxic fans you’re talking about, the ones who say “kys” to anyone not in their spectrum of opinion.

  • wesley Merriweather

    in rebuttaI, I highly disagree. You are using an opinion of what is attractive and what is not, (calling the man unattractive because he is fat. Let me point out that if so called “horny men want to watch the show because of fan service” I’m pretty sure they would just watch hentai which is an assumption of mine , but like you said the men and women are equally sexualized , you should have rephrased the part where you said fat is unattractive (so much for feminism)

  • wesley Merriweather

    the story is not about her in a skimpy little outfit it has a more metaphorical meaning which is being comfortable in your own skin

  • Kevin O.

    The truth is no one knows anymore. Lol I bet it’s just as sexist to people like Anita Sarkeesian as it is feminist to people like Amber Rose because nobody really knows what feminism is supposed to mean… imo the movement seems disorganized likely because it feels forced in a society that just is not oppressive enough to send it in an established and obvious direction.

  • Is Kill-la-Kill sexist or feminist?

    The fact this is even considered an issue is downright fucking retarded in the first place.

    But isn’t it funny how all the SJW-feminist retards have completely ignored that some male characters are “sexually objectified” as well?

    – Scantily-clad women: “sexist”, misogynist”, “chauvinistic”, “woman-hating”

    – Scantily-clad men: “girl power!” “empowerment of women!” “justice!” “whoooo yes!” “dem abs!”

    As usual only women can be victims and can do wrong, and SJWs/feminists being utter hypocrites as usual

    Boy can I not wait for this phase of feminist gender politics to be burnt down to the ground and have it’s ashes pissed on.

    Feminism is fucking cancer.

  • keb

    I could tell this was written by a man almost immediately…… Why not ask women to dissect this show? I don’t care if a man doesn’t think something is sexist, they’ve historically been a pretty bad judge of that lollllll