Recommendation: Herbivore Boys and Carnivore Girls

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A new generation of Japanese men (and women) are breaking through gender constructs in a society where, until now, those roles have been strictly enforced.

“They simply enjoy what they like without prejudice. They are not limited by expectations.”

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Posted by on December 22nd, 2009 at 04:00 pm

Category: articles, recommendations 6 comments »

6 Responses to “Recommendation: Herbivore Boys and Carnivore Girls”

  1. Ava

    Eh, some of my friends are herbivore boys. They are not kinda ‘role model men’. They are proud to be what they are. Here’s crazy stereotype in Japan. Woman must be a good mother and good wife, man must be a good father and good husband. I know it’s not only in this country though. This country has been changing from old days. Still there’s some prejudices, I hope new generations can beat it.

    p.s. i’m sorry for my poor english.


  2. Lanthir

    I swear, every time I turn around the current generation in Japan is doing something new to give me hope for the future! Hooray for progress, little archipelago!


  3. Alex

    Agreed, Lanthir. In fact, it was through watching videos of Visual Kei bands that I first realized how much I like androgyny and how I’d like to be androgynous as well.


  4. Shaded Spriter

    Thanks for the link – I heard of Herbivore men from an anime blog and but this article mentioned Otomen and I have now watched the first two episodes of it – and find it very funny and cute. ^_^


  5. Lilybean

    I really really really really want to watch this ‘Otomen’ show now.


  6. J

    Read the comments on that page for some good critique of the continuing irrational fear of successful women.


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