Amy Zuckerman and Jim Daly, illustrated by: John Manders - Dutton, 32 pages.
The live-action series not so much.
Revolutionary Girl Utena is probably the most feminist anime in existence. It explores the classical fairytale motifs of the Heroic Prince that rescues a princess, the contrast of the innocent Princess and the mature Witch, and turns them completely on its head.
It also deals with childhood and growing up, often in very dark and mature encounter by jane yolen writing activities.
The heroine, Utena, dreams of becoming a Prince just like the one that once saved her as a child and battles to protect the mysterious Rose Bride, Anthy.
It is surreal, and rarely is anything or anyone exactly what they seem. Director Kunihiko Ikuhara 's work as a whole tends to fall into this category, although his most recent series, Yurikuma Arashimay actually unseat Utena in terms of unbridled fury at the patriarchal structure of Japanese society, particularly in how it affects the way that women, especially lesbians, are portrayed in fictional media.
Initially presented as a surreal fairy-tale take on the Yuri Genre set in an all-female high school in a world where humans and bears have been separated by a massive Severance Wall, it rapidly becomes clear that not only does Ikuhara intend to subvert and even deconstruct the sexist and homophobic assumptions underlying many such works and tropesbut to explore how the implicit and explicit condemnation of nonconformity especially with love, sexuality and gender roles adversely affects how individuals look at themselves and others.
It's certainly not the easiest nut to crackbut the message and the passion behind it shines through regardless. Hayao Miyazaki identifies himself as a feminist, and the numerous films of Studio Ghibli typically feature female protagonists that are brave, clever, and strong-willed.
He is not fond of the cliche where the lead male and female characters must end up together and wants to show love in other forms the only one of his films that have more or less a romantic pairing would be Castle in the Sky. He is openly critical of Otaku culture and sexist portrayals of women in media, such as Moe characters.
One of the first manga to tackle gender issues. Was considered very feminist at its time, maybe not so much todaybut it is still highly influential and is even the first shoujo manga.
Sailor Moon has a strong focus on the Feminine as a source of power, with the Princesses of various celestial bodies acting as the protectors of the universe. These powers are passed from mother to daughter, with Word of God explicitly stating that there is no current Sailor Earth because men cannot become Sailor Warriors.
Tuxedo Kamen the Prince of Earth is The One Guy of the group, and primarily there to provide support to the women rather than to rescue or protect them.
Female sensuality and sexuality are subtly and respectfully explored in the series, avoiding equating purity with Virgin Power as the heroine is both the purest of heart and intimate with her boyfriend.
The relationship between Haruka and Michiru is portrayed without the typical fanservice related to lesbian couples, instead focusing on the strength of their devotion to each other.
Sure, there's one tomboyish character, but she's not defined by that and gets intricate motivations and characterization.
There's a princessy hopeless romantic, but also someone who wants to become a doctor. What really set the show apart especially compared to the American cartoons of the time who just had a token smurfette, Betty and Veronica or at best a Tomboy and Girly Girl contrast where the character is completely defined by their possesion or lack of whatever "girlyness" is supposed to be is that the various female characters have distinct, varied personalities not built around stereotypes related to their gender, but something that is sensibly related to the plot, such as the elemental powers associated with their planets.
Cardcaptor Sakura features a school girl battling magical creatures, taming said creatures, and then using them to expand her personal army.
She becomes the Mistress of the Clow Cards not by beating Yue over the head with her staff but by attempting to befriend him. Sakura is still clearly the main character in other regions which received the Nelvana dub and did not have episodes cut.
While the lead character Shinji Ikari is male, his main character trait is his weakness and his tendency to be forced into situations that he's unprepared for. Rei was written as a brutal Take That!
Asuka is initially portrayed as a brutally competent EVA pilot with a very strong will and a harsh, haughty personality; in the end, she turns out to have a Hidden Heart of Gold and she acts like a jerkass to hide her own insecurities, and she becomes weaker and weaker as she finds herself no longer able to keep up.by Jane Yolen, which tells about Columbus’s first meeting with the Native Americans from the perspective of a young Taino boy.
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When Christopher Columbus landed on the island of San Salvador in , what he discovered were the Taino Indians. Told from a young Taino boy's point of view, this is a story of how the boy tried to warn his people against welcoming the strangers, who seemed more interested in .
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Title - First Encounter: Columbus and the Tainos By - Alison Wager Primary Subject - Social Studies Secondary Subjects - Language Arts - Writing Grade Level - 4. When Christopher Columbus landed on the island of San Salvador in , what he discovered were the Taino Indians. Told from a young Taino boy's point of view, this is a story of how the boy tried to warn his people against welcoming the strangers, who seemed more interested in . MATERIALS FOR TEACHERS AND LIBRARIANS. This is a list of materials available for use in teaching with Jane’s books. Book titles are in bold, linking you to descriptions of the books; other links lead to descriptions of the materials.