Is kishimoto sexist?
IF YOU VOTE, COULD YOU AT LEAST LEAVE A COMMENT STATING YOUR GENDER AND WHICH OPTION YOU CHOSE? PRETTY PLEASE WITH SUGAR ON TOP?
I really should have made this thread a long time ago, but have been avoiding it just because it seems to be a really sensitive topic and lots of people get butt-hurt when I call him a male chauvinist outright.
It is my hypothesis that every single female character in Naruto can be reduced to either a love interest, a sex object, a damsel in distress, or has some stereotypical character flaw that makes them unlikable.
I'm curious to see what others think of that observation.
Do you think Masashi Kishimoto is sexist and why?
If you would, please include whether or not you are male or female in your post since not everyone has their gender displayed, because I feel that in this kind of conversation gender does matter.
Also, please, if you feel there is a character that does not fit into one of my categories, point it out.
Sexism, a term coined in the mid-20th century, is the belief or attitude that one gender or sex is inferior to, less competent, or less valuable than the other. It can also refer to hatred of, or prejudice towards, either sex as a whole (see misogyny and misandry), or the application of stereotypes of masculinity in relation to men, or of femininity in relation to women. It is also called male and female chauvinism.
Male chauvinism is a term used to describe the belief that men are superior to women. The term was widely used by the feminist movement in the 1960s to describe men who believe or display an attitude that women are inferior to men, speak to women as inferiors, or treat women negatively based solely upon their gender.