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Macross feminism

Song of Macross/Robotech: "My boyfriend is a pilot." Human female pilots: non-existent, vs. female singers.

Who actually saves humanity from extinction: human female singers.

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phoenix_hawk
Dec. 13th, 2010 05:24 am (UTC)
Any possibility it's meant to be subversive in intent?
mindstalk
Dec. 13th, 2010 06:37 am (UTC)
Possibly... in one sense of subversion or another. Word is that it started life as a parody of mecha shows, and scrambled to get serious when they realized audience reaction. So either "psych! girl saves the day!" or "ha ha, the girl saves the day, yeah right -- wait, they're actually buying it".
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