I don't read Youtube comments, so I'll take you at your word on that one. But I think you are grossly oversimplifying people's thoughts on the characters here. Most of the people I've seen that either like or dislike Caulifla (using her as the example here) have tended to give reasons for said opinions. Most people don't like to go on Ad Hominem though; hence, they tend to simplify their thoughts when bringing it up again. I've certainly done it. There are MANY reasons to dislike Caulifla: she's arrogant, brutish, simple-minded, hot-headed, has a very basic design (debatable), and she sped through 2-3 (depending if you count USSJ as a separate transformation) transformations in like 3 days, just to name off the top of my head. If people don't like those characteristics, then yeah, they're going to have a negative opinion of her. It's why I don't like Caulifla and would love to see her get knocked out of the arena ASAP.Ziegander wrote:There is a MASSIVE amount of sexism and overt male chauvinism and even just general toxic masculinity in at least the American Dragon Ball fanbase, so much it's often appalling to read through youtube comments on Dragon Ball videos. Not saying there's a lot of it HERE, but I do think some of the less obvious characteristics of those issues tend to permeate the fanbase as a whole and seep into fans' thought patterns without them even noticing.
I am seeing a lot of "those bitches need to be put in their place" sentiments around here, or with the barest veneer of civility painted over them so as to try and sound less sexist, and I honestly think that those fans posting such things don't realize what they're saying or contributing to. There's a lot of people that don't see the hypocrisy in their illogical hate/prejudices against real life people, and that issue gets made even worse when talking about fictional characters since people can say some pretty nasty shit under the pretense of, "oh, we're talking about fictional characters, my attitude toward them doesn't matter!" In the sense that those attitudes won't impact the fictional characters or their world, yeah, I guess, but they do say a lot about those fans who happen to be real people with real attitudes who do interact with and have an impact on other real people in the real world.
That doesn't suddenly make someone "sexist" or a "chauvinist." If it did, I wouldn't work as an accountant for a pharmaceutical company where 70% of my coworkers are female and my female boss jokingly calls me a "lady" or "one of the girls," and I wouldn't be closer to my mother and sister than to my father and brother. So please, keep talk of sexism for where it's actually relevant.