Pucca... loves Garu... he's a pretty boy! Not as extreme since Pucca is 11 years old and Garu is 12 and the series is for kids, meaning she's limited to chasing him around and kissing him against his wishes, but the Double Standard is still obvious.
Doing something like forcing a kiss on your crush
or even following them around often enough
can get you in a fair bit of trouble in real life. In the world of many childrens' cartoons, however, it's no big deal... or at least, how big a deal this is depends on who's doing this, and toward whom.
And as you might expect from something related to romance, the genders of those involved are a major factor in that
. It's usually the least prone to being considered a big deal when from a girl toward a guy, then more prone when it's from a guy toward a girl, and when it's toward the same sex... well, that's rare in a kids' cartoon in the first place, but seems to be considered the darkest whenever seen.
So on one level, this trope is a form of Getting Crap Past the Radar
, since even kids who have some familiarity with what romance is will not know all of what it's connected to.
It also serves as a more family-friendly counterpart to Rape Is Okay When It Is Female On Male
, though understandably so, as kissing is more innocent than sex, but it might be worth noting that the stereotypes of young boys and girls with regards to attitudes to kissing
are very different from the stereotypes
of older men and women with regards to attitudes to sex.
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