save urself from anime
protect your real life female friends, all of them, protect your trans girls and your women of color and your queer girls
criticize your female characters, critically think about who created them and why they’re there and don’t be afraid to speak up about how maybe they’re not perfect just because they’re female
So I went to see The Boxtrolls today having been very excited about all of the publicity, the general theme of the film, and all of the posters I saw of what appeared to be same gender families.
I left the cinema in tears because of it. It’s very transmisogynist. I do not advise anyone, especially trans women, to see this film. I’ll explain why below.
TW FOR THE CONTENT BELOW. It contains spoilers and descriptions of transmisogyny.