Woman Supported by a Misogynist for Bad Review of Tiny Anime Store

Naruto Anime Gatekeeping Fake Geek Girl Reddit


After a clerk made harassing remarks about her, and claimed that women couldn’t understand popular Japanese anime, a woman was supported. Naruto.

Redditor u/throwitinthecorner10 shared her story to the popular r/AmITheA**hole subreddit, earning 8,400 upvotes and 1,000 comments in seven hours for her post, “AITA for leaving a bad review on a small store.”

According to her, it was her anniversary with her boyfriend. The couple has a tradition of going into a shop, seperating, buying gifts for each other, and then exchanging them immediately afterwards. They chose a small store that sold anime. The original poster (OP), who said she was an “huge anime geek”, also mentioned that the shop had video games which attracted her boyfriend.

One of the clerks approached her as she was searching for a gift and pointed out one of her tattoos. It depicted Kakashi. Naruto, I asked her if she had it for her boyfriend. She refused and showed some of her other work. NarutoHe asked her about tattoos and she replied that she loved them all. However, at this point, the clerk began questioning her about. NarutoShe tried to prove she wasn’t a fan.

“I told him I wouldn’t have spent $1000 on tattoos of an anime I didn’t know about, and I didn’t appreciate him trying to catch me in a ‘Gotcha’ moment,” u/throwitinthecorner10 wrote. “He said that he couldn’t believe that a girl could ever understand Naruto’s true story and the depth of it (lol).

She assured him that she doesn’t need any assistance and that he can return to the register. In return, he called the OP a “rude wannabe b**ch,” and walked into the back room. She paid for her gifts and left.

Afterward, she wrote a review of the store, saying “if you’re feminine presenting enter with caution, one of the employees will call you a b**ch when you don’t want to prove your ‘nerd cred’ to him.”

She said that she was asked to remove the review by the owner of the shop because customers had complained about the employee involved and that the store’s income has dropped.

She wrote that she told him not to and suggested that he might not hire misogynists because he doesn’t want negative reviews. “My friends tells me that I am overreacting.”

Naruto Anime Gatekeeping Fake Geek Girl Reddit
A fan of the manga and anime series “Naruto,” shared his experience with an anime clerk who said that women could not “get” the series.
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The “fake geek girls” myth is one of the most annoying things that women and other female-presenting people in geek circles face. Geeks will often take control of their hobby and doubt whether women are “real fans” or just pretending to be in order to attract men.

A 2018 tweet that described the experiences of a mother with her daughter at a convention was viral. Doctor WhoAnother staple of geek culture is the. The 11-year old daughter enjoyed cosplaying with her favorite actor Peter Capaldi. Afterward, an adult man began questioning the girl about her knowledge. This forced her mother to intervene and stop the harassing, according to Kate Gardner, who wrote for The Mary Sue.

Gardner shares her personal experiences with being accused of creating fandom for the piece. One instance was when Gardner mentioned that she was going to see one the pieces. AvengersPeople she spoke to said that she went to movies because she was attracted towards one of the leads.

Gardner wrote, “I didn’t have the words to express myself back then, but now I do: it was unfair, and frankly, crossed a boundary.”

The 2019 book was written by Suzanne Scott, an academic. Fake geek girls: Fandom and Gender in the Convergence Culture IndustryLearn more about this phenomenon. Scott describes in her book “how longstanding gender biases in geekculture have set the stage to an entrenched understanding digital culture as an inherently male space in which women always are ‘interlopers.

But women have always been a significant part of geek culture and fandom. Bjo Trimble, a fan and writer, is credited for reversing NBC’s 1968 decision to cancel. Star Trek According to Feminist Magazine, I spearheaded a letter-writing campaign for the network. Bitch. In the ’70s Wimmen’s Comix was a major force in the underground comix movement, and the magazine—and collective—was originally formed as a response to sexism in the movement. Mary Shelley, the author, is another example. FrankensteinIn 1818 The Last ManHe is credited for writing the first science-fiction novel in 1826 by modern luminaries, such as Brian Aldiss.

Reddit was not impressed with the unnamed anime shop clerk, and backed u/throwitinthecorner10.

“[Not the A**hole]. As if Naruto were a grand epic that is difficult to comprehend. It could be understood by a 12-year-old,” u/FunOptimal7980 posted in the top-rated comment, which received 10,200 upvotes.

“Owner admits employee is problematic and instead of getting rid, harasses customers for their reviews. “Employee should be ashamed also,” wrote u/ambiguousearrings.

“Fellow female gamer/anime geek. I hate these a**holes with a firey passion. Thanks for leaving the warning so us other nerds don’t have to deal with his dumb butt,” u/Caramellatteistasty wrote.

I find it frustrating how guys treat me when they tell me I like’male anime. While I don’t have any issues wearing a Sailor Moon or CardCaptor Sakura shirt I am fine with, I do not like it if I wear my DragonBall Z or Sword Art Online or my Seven Deadly Sins stuff. One guy even argued with me at last year’s convention about how I could not enjoy being a lower-class female. [Neon]Genesis Evangelion or understanding it. Anime is available for all! u/RCKitKat84 wrote.

“[Not the A**hole]. You’re not overreacting. “If the store owner wants his revenue back, then he can fire this misogynist,” wrote u/sammasc123. “It is not your responsibility to accept men treating you poorly because you are female-presenting. You don’t have to believe anything you hear.

“I’d add to my original review how the owner spoke with me and dismissed all concerns concerning his employee,” u/ssnowangelz recommended.

Newsweek reached out to u/throwitinthecorner10 for comment.

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