SLUT SHAMING

On social networks (but also live), cosplayers are often victims of slut shaming. To understand, we need to take a step back. Comic book heroines, from the United States to Japan via Italy, are often sexy heroines - it also happens with male characters, but for different reasons, even if the comic audience has changed a lot in recent decades. This means for cosplayers they also have to contend with skimpy clothing - such as short skirts,transparencies, bellies in evidence. Unfortunately, machismo does not spare even this form of art and it is not uncommon for women who cosplay to find themselves fighting with certain legacies and having to face insults of all kinds, in particular with regard to alleged performances between the sheets.
Of course, it seems obvious to us: the way in which a woman dresses - even more so if she is playing a character and for her that is often a job and not a pastime - is not an index of her sexual attitude and,even if that were the case, every woman's body belongs to herself and can do whatever she likes
It must also be said that what cosplayers do is similar to the activity of models - many of them are in fact: certainly no one forces them to choose a cosplay more naked than another, but we are talking about people who work with their own. images and which must also be allowed a certain freedom of artistic choice. It's always the same story: no woman goes looking for her, do you really believe that a woman wants to be groped or worse? Do you really believe that a passionate person, who has spent time and money to devote himself to his art, can be treated in this way just because someone does not conceive that a woman is free?
Harassment doesn't just happen in chat but also at trade shows. This is why the '' Cosplay is not consent '' movement was born. A campaign started in the United States, which pushes for greater control by the organizers of the fairs, to prevent certain types of harassing behavior. By posting flyers and placards, an attempt is made to raise awareness among the participants in the events on this issue.

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