With a circulation of 60 million, ghost blade: the characters are painted without femininity. The author is female!

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 With a circulation of 60 million, ghost blade: the characters are painted without femininity. The author is female!


In fact, a hundred years later, people are not as tolerant to the gender of artists as we think.

Because its women,

Therefore, the works style review has declined

In May this year, the phenomenal young mans work the blade of the ghost is over. The cumulative circulation of this comic book has exceeded 60 million, and it is one of the most popular comic books in Japan.

Ironically, the recent twitter discussion of the work has focused on the gender of the cartoonist.

It has been three years since the serial of ghost blade was published. In these three years, the comic writer Wu Hu Shiqing has never disclosed his gender, or even, to some extent, deliberately avoided it.

As a result, many people began to conclude that the authors gender is an important reason for the inadequacy of some characters, plots or techniques in the ghost blade. Chinese netizens also participated in the discussion on Zhihu, explaining the differences between female cartoonists and male cartoonists from different perspectives, and even asking the question why there is no great female cartoonist.

Their views are as follows:

Most female writers cant understand the content that men like to pretend to be forced and play cool. Even if she tries hard to add these content, its hard to catch the minds of male audiences.

All the male characters are too feminine and the beauty of hairstyles is too feminine.

Female characters are drawn without femininity, more like neutral, immature young women.

The most prominent feature of the female authors perspective is that it is sensitive and delicate but lacks a large pattern, while the male author has a broader vision when he conceives his works.

These words, say a set of, but not a bit of deep research. Behind their simple, crude and linear explanation, every sentence is biased.

First of all, is it too simplistic to use sexuality to explain and evaluate works? Is the so-called male style or female style too single and absolute? Do people in the world like the same sex?

Secondly, the fighting scene is not exciting enough, or the protagonist lacks pride and introspection is too frequent, must it be the disadvantage of the work? The rough, grand, passionate and even slightly violent style is considered to be the factor of great works, while the delicate, sensitive, delicate and unique characteristics are considered to belong to the small family female style.

Third, if the crocodile teacher is accused of being selfish as a woman in the creation process, why can the male authors selfish heart be unconditionally satisfied?

The complaint that female characters dont seem to have enough sexual charm shows that some readers think that women in comics should carry the desire of men, just like most teenagers are only used to provide the so-called visual welfare and complete the love story.

Answers to questions related to knowing and being

The portrayal of female characters in the ghost blade is remarkable, three-dimensional and profound, showing the tenacity, tenderness and complexity of female characters. However, this bright spot was forced to be a disadvantage by some readers, because it did not cater to the needs of men.

There is another voice in the fan community:

The authors action of not disclosing gender proves that she is a woman. Because Japanese teenagers are male cartoonists, they have no reason to hide the fact that they are male. Only women are too sensitive to their gender and choose to hide this disadvantage.

Atwood, a Canadian woman writer who wrote classic novels such as the maids story, mentions a word in self contradiction and dilemma: women as writers: female painters symptoms.

Like the words female driver and female doctor, here, female characteristics paint a derogatory color for the following neutral words. This derogatory sense is the result of social prejudice.

When female artists need to hide their gender to gain recognition, it shows that their living conditions are not optimistic. In fact, many creative female artists have no choice but to take a similar approach.

For example, Jane Austen, the author of pride and prejudice, as we all know, originally used her brothers name Henry Austen. Later, when she was found to be a woman, the person who originally praised her work immediately turned to attack.

The three famous Bronte sisters, who also signed male pseudonyms at the beginning of their lives, are Kohler bell, Ellis bell and Acton bell. Over time, people began to suspect that the author of Jane Eyre was a woman. Since then, the public opinion of Jane Eyre has also changed immediately. People begin to say that the story is morally ruined and that writing is not ultimately a womens career..

There are also many female artists who deliberately hide their gender.

Frankenstein was not signed at all when it was first published, and it was not until its reprint in 1823 that it was signed by Mary Shelley; Georges sang, a famous French novelist, was originally named amantina Lucy Auror Duban; George Eliot, a British novelist, also concealed his real identity by his masculine pseudonym.

When the gender changes, the evaluation of the author and the work is different. These examples taken from history are still changing and playing out again.

Maybe not the best choice

Women artists are full of anxiety because of their gender.

What crocodile teachers feel, maybe all female artists can feel, is the social prejudice and the pressure of public opinion. Derogatory words in social contexts such as female artists, female cartoonists and female writers will haunt them like nightmares.

According to booksinprint, 26% of the published authors are women, and 45% are men (the rest are neutral); womens books are priced at an average of $17.92 lower than mens.

Can the female artists from generation to generation still be recognized only by denying, abandoning and concealing their female identity in various ways? Cant the strength, forbearance, diligence and talent of female artists be recognized as they are? Is it possible for talented women to follow the zigzag path of Androgyny?

The palace of art should be open to all genders, and the ladder of greatness should be accessible to all.

P. S. the opinion of this article only represents the personal opinion of the special author, and some pictures are from the network.