Like A Lady – Females in Anime Blogging
I have not watched anime in a few days due to life getting extremely busy; I feel like I’m going through withdrawal. So I’m going to take a breather, have some tea, and write about ladies in anime blogging.
I know they exist, I read a couple of their blogs, and I’m one if you haven’t figured that out already. Yet, when I scour the blogs that are tagged “anime”, I come across more male anime bloggers than females. Of course, I have not explored all the anime blogs on WordPress or the internet for that matter, but it seems that females are outnumbered. Is anime more of a male hobby? Are females more “in the closet” when it comes to watching anime? I remember being told by a guy I was dating that it was weird I wasn’t like all the other girls my age. It didn’t bother me that he felt that way but I had the feeling that it was intended to; suffice it to say I ended it with him. Not like that was the only reason but I digress.
If I am inaccurate in my assumption that there are less female anime bloggers than males, I am eager to be corrected. In fact, I would love to be provided with referrals to quality blogs written by females. I look at the leading anime blogs and the majority of their writers are males. Is it that male anime fans watch a more diverse selection of anime than females and can in a sense talk about more? Even when you watch anime, most otaku-ism is focused on males though there are exceptions such as Princess Jellyfish. I am not referring to myself as an otaku as I am not; just pondering about the relevance of female otakus or female fans of anime (not your rabid fangirl). Granted, females are highly featured in cosplay and the favored maid is always in appearance. I don’t want any of you dear readers to take this as me being unappreciative of male anime bloggers; I’m not. I enjoy your reading your blogs, at times I would like to read anime blogs from a more feminine perspective. Anime blogs without all the machismo and chest thumping (ok, I’m just kidding here). I will be honest, sometimes I do skip on reading some anime blogs due to the NSFW images staring at me from the screen. I’m not saying that females don’t do this but I have seen it more on male bloggers’ sites. I will say when I have braved the onslaught of these images, I have found that some of these blogs have nothing to do with the post. I guess they use them to attract attention from other hot-blooded males, haha.
With all that said, ladies where are you? Fellas, if you know any female anime bloggers, let me know!