::Crossposted from my own journal::
Why did Ruby have to be a coordinator? It should have been Sapphire. Ruby should be the badge collector! - Some moron's opinion on what would have been "best" for the Pokemon Special manga
Ah, don't you love the smell of sexism in the morning? Y'know, that a woman's 'place' in the Pokemon world is that of a coordinator or maybe being a trainer that has no real *big* goal.
I have seen this sexism first hand down at Netbattle, where the guys don't take me as seriously when I'm using a female handle. I get these cracks about why I don't have something cutesy like a Clefairy or a Jigglypuff.
In other forums, I see people complain about how the new Diamond/Pearl anime series will feature a female main character and how that will suck because they don't want to see a 'girly' show. Many of those sexist jerks seem to think that a female lead would only be there to put on make-up and swoon over a(ny) male character. Though, there are also shippers who seem to want the female lead to get together with a boy, namely Ash.
Girls can be kick ass trainers. In fact, there are several females that do, Gym leaders especially. In most of the canons, the topic of sexism doesn't seem to be an issue. Well, maybe in a few episodes of the anime there are some instances of it. However, there's really nothing that indicates that women are given trouble when trying to reach a high position such as being a member of the Elite Four.
Hmm, I guess the Pokemon world just isn't tainted by the "real world".
BONUS MINI-RANT ( D8 ):
I thought that there would finally be a Pokemon anime that broke away from the 'Ash's quest
I know a lot of the people here are fans of the anime and have fond memories of the old days of it. Don't get me wrong, I used to be a huge fan of the Pokemon anime and of Ash. I just hate how it's become so... painfully bland.
Yes, I've ranted on this before on here, but I guess it just pisses me off since the world of Pokemon has a lot of potential for good storylines. Oh well. It's not like I even watch the show anymore, anyhow.
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