...I'm 21, and I don't consider any 15 year old to be a woman. A woman is an adult who can take care of herself at least emotionally and is mature enough to carry on in an adult situation. I don't know many-if any
-15 year olds that can do that.
If I might ask, what is your culture? I know of only one off the top of my head that considers 15 to be a woman, but even then a family I do know in that culture only considers it as a traditional thing. The girl of that family is still a teenage girl who is provided for... This is not to mock you; it is simply for clarification and my own curiosity. Feel free not to answer. : )
EDIT: beat by blankd. XD Also, what he said.
reverendjack wrote:except for sailor moon. that's not for dudes, is it? meh.
In Japan it was mostly for both boys and girls between 8-16, and the manga version about 12-18. Over here it was viewed as only for girls 6-12, so take from that what you will.
Aeridis wrote:really all you're saying is that a lot of perverts watch them. The reasons that the shows you listed are getting a lot of older male audiences are not all on the producers (and the child beauty pageants are because of the parents.) What I'm trying to say that in Japan, most of these are intentional and mainstream, and in America it's not entirely (and if it was, it would normally be put down by law).
What? When did she say anything about perverts? Correct me if I'm wrong, KirbyHead, as I may well be, but what I got from that is that the US has a tendency to sexualize younger girls, too. It doesn't matter why
the show is on officially (a target demographic for instance), and whatever you may think about it, sometimes it is
intentional. Such as a thong made for little girls (which exists). Or just watch an episode of one of the Beauty Pageant shows. I watched one episode wherein a little girl wore an outfit for her age group (she was about 3 or 4), and she was marked down for not showing enough skin or wearing a bikini over a one piece later on.
I'm not kidding.
Also, if I remember correctly, Starfire in the TV show version of Teen Titans was meant to be about 14 and Raven 16.