On the Self-Victimization and Truthiness on the Whole Debate of Free!


The Free! bonanza taught us two things:

  1. Both sides of the Free! spectrum are right and wrong for the wrong reasons. And they don’t realize it.
  2. People like to be victimized.

I like to focus on the latter as CureSumika has already tackled the first part himself. The rant is composed of a series of facts and truths. Instead of propaganda, misled readers will find out how much they are wrong. For example, KyoAni is composed of mostly girls. How hard is this for people to realize this fact?

But I feel the latter is worth talking about. While CureSumika has touched on it shallowly, it is worth going into this psychology field deeply. And how it all happened. It’s not a simple case of misogyny; I am also attacking the fujoshi community for this too. Let us not lie: both sides are acting they’re the victims. They try to cloud that fact by badmouthing each other. Sadly, their immature actions made it worse.

This essay is a discourse on how the (mis)information has caused fans on both sides to say, “I’m the victim here, not them!” And how every piece of faulty evidence in their reasoning suck.

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