I am so glad. This poor mother has been battling the evil of anime for months now and I think things are turning around for her.
can we just talk about Ren playing the Character Matching Game for a sec?
Differently from Aoba’s adversaries that actually celebrate when they get the cards or say something like “I’m taking this!”, cute puppy boy just goes:
Ren darling, no. you’re doing no good to my heart. How can people not love you?
And when he wins against Aoba, he goes:
"I’m supposed to have been eliminated."
Ren darling, NO.
Like seriously, why isn’t pole dancing an olympic sport? This is freakin gymnastics. This is strength and skill. This is not sexual whatsoever. Why does pole dancing have to be so stigmatised as a sexual thing that only strippers do? I have great respect for all people who can pull this off. This is art and beauty right here.
Yet again: strippers invented this shit, okay? The act and art of performing gymnastics on a pole, no; what the vast majority of the Western world thinks of when they think of “pole dancing”, yes; what is pictured directly above, yes.
Stop associating stripping with stigma. Stop encouraging the belief that something can’t be sexual in origin and still impressive, or that things created by sex workers can’t be art.
Pole dancing is associated with stripping because strippers were the ones who created it. Full stop. The end. And none of that should decrease your admiration for it the single slightest bit.