好き..じゃないけど


screencap from 'Say I love you' anime

No no no, victim blaming is not okay, anime.

Victim blaming has been hovering about in the media lately. When I saw this dialogue in the anime 「好きっていいなよ。」 this weekend, I stopped for a beat and wondered what this was doing in my anime. But then again sexism is still pretty prevalent in Japanese society today. With gender roles still going strong and Japanese society’s social expectations (I’ve read a few good pieces from those ‘outside’ recently), there’s still a long way to go even if Japan as a whole can be lovely.