by Zac Bertschy, Feb 10th 2012
ANNCast 106- S-E-X-X-I-S-M
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There's no denying that there's plenty of sexist anime out there and plenty of observable sexism in anime fandom, but just how bad is it? Assistant editor Bamboo Dong, OtakuJournalist.com's Lauren Orsini and videogame journalist for G4TV-slash-correspondent for AX Live Courtney Kraft stop by to suss it all out and get to the bottom of it. Our conclusion? It could be worse! IT COULD ALWAYS BE WORSE.
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ANNCast episode 106 breakdown
00:30 Panelist introduction and the shows that crystalize sexism in anime
21:00 Sexism in Japanese pop culture as a result of Japanese gender politics
26:00 Sexism in fandom (subtitle: "at least it isn't hardcore gamer culture")
43:20 The minefield that is cosplay
57:10 Twitter time!
And that's it! See you next week!
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