Weekly Links: Redesign, women bonds and toxic masculinity

The site is barely a month and a half old, but i went ahead and completely redesigned it. I feel like I’m still figuring out my general direction, but I’m more confident now in where I want to go. I’ll most likely keep making changes in the next couple days. Are the fonts okay? Is the site easy to navigate? I updated all the pages in the menu too. Any feedback would be appreciated!

Now, let’s see:

Anime Feminist “Fan vs Service” section, Dee compares framing in  World End (SukaSuka) to Hajime no Ippo. One of them went our of there way to sexualise a scene for fan service’s sake, the other simply provided a comedic moment.

Kelly Kanayama talks about how Star Wars is finally fixing its Asian erasure for the Nerdist.

Blushing boys, The Backstagers and Toxic Masculinity: Jon Erik Christianson reflects about what set’s apart James Tynion IV and Rian Sygh’s “The Backstagers” in a world that supports mostly toxic masculinity representation in media.

What Persona Is Still Teaching Us About Women Onscreen, 50 Years Later by Emili Yoshida. This is a very in-deep article that examines the reticence to portray female bonds in film. “Zombies, vampires, and werewolves come and go, but nothing has troubled filmmakers as enduringly as the mysteries of female bonding”. A highly recommended read.

A cute animated preview of manga Kase-san and Morning Glories was released.

Lead image by Toshihiro Gamo

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