What do you think of when you think of anime? Giant robots? Huge eyes? Women in skimpy costumes? Women with huge eyes, in skimpy costumes, riding giant robots?
In a competition to win a copy of Patema Inverted Geek Native asked an entry question. This was not a huge competition. People may just have ticked the first option in the poll as they hurried to enter and try and win the anime. As a result this poll does not pretend to be a balanced or scientific survey but it is a snapshot of opinion.
The entry question was in two parts. Competition entrants had to say whether;
- They were an anime fan or not
- Whether they thought anime tended to objectify women or not
What’s the opposite of “objectify” in this context? We went with “humanised”.
Over half of anime fans (62.5%) thought women tended to be objectified. A whopping 80% of non-fans agreed.
What do you think? Are you a woman who watches and enjoys anime? Do you think the genre tends to objectify women?
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