Male- and female-targeted shows give the wrong message.
This comment was by Maiya in reference to the post – A Lack of Equality in Equestria—Representation of Masculinity in ‘My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic’
I’ve always had a problem with how the males on this show were portrayed in this show. I love that it’s an all-female main cast, but it frequently feels like the male characters are portrayed as weaker, not as intelligent, not as useful, etc. And as someone who HATES it when male-targeted shows do it to female characters, I also hate it when a female-targeted show does it to male characters.
Sailor Moon, an anime I adore has the same problem, and it just feels like hypocrisy to criticize a male-targeted show for doing it, and then turn around and do it yourself. But I am glad for the more recent episodes, where things are a little more balanced. I don’t want the show to suddenly focus on guys, but if everyone else has to be incapacitated (like the princesses,) so that your main characters can succeed, then that’s not good.
It makes it seem like they can only get things done because everyone else is unavailable.
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