posted on Jan, 24 2010 @ 01:28 PM
No idea why there's a picture of Kaneda from Akira in that article... Oh well..
I'm not sure how this 'empowers' men, but I guess it may be to do with differing attitudes in society than in the 'western' world..
Japan is a very restrained country, emotions are kept to themselves most of the time, and I figure it must take a lot of trusting another person to
bare your soul and show how you're really feeling inside.
So in that respect, it's almost like it's making men watching this feel as if they have something of a connection to these girls, and in its own way
giving them a bit of a confidence boost?
Dunno, to me it seems almost mildly sadistic in a way..