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Peteman
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06:47:48 AM Jul 8th 2013
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I'm a little skeptical about the claim that all the great women from history were the result of magical girls making wishes, since Kyubey only seems to make contracts with teenage girls who have a shelf-life of maybe a few years, so it's not like Marie Curie made her discoveries in her adolescence.

Joan of Arc might be affected, though.

I'm thinking these revolutionary girls did things like wish that the nobles would stop abusing their powers, and revolutions like the French Revolution followed, and it's not exactly public record that Napoleon was eventually able to take power because a teenaged girl made a Faustian deal with an alien bunnycat.
Ikiniks
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06:07:04 PM Feb 24th 2012
edited by Ikiniks
  • Unfortunate Implications: From this blog...
    Young teenage girls in that show are shown as psychotic time bombs waiting to explode, and are blamed for exploding, even though the things they go evil about (love problems, family problems, money, grades, magical powers having side-effects they didnít ask for,) are not female-exclusive issues or even teenager-exclusive issues IRL or in other shows, for obvious reasons.
    • Chew on that and remember the old magical girl genre conundrum... why are there no magical boys? Surely not only females are so ruled by their emotions that only they can possess such unstable powers? Just sayin'.

I would consider rewording this article, as it sound a bit... obnoxious to me. Also, there are more posts on that blog that further elaborate on the issue, so should they be taken into account? I just felt that this trope in regards to the show would need some consideration (it was discussed a bit on the show's thread on the forum (after page 452), as I feel that, if left alone, it might degenerate into a string of arguments at some point.

Apologies for any repetitiveness.
leafeon
10:18:57 PM Apr 14th 2013
Coincidentally,I came for the exact same reason. The alleged unfortunate implications come from a combination Potical Correctness Gone Mad and Genre Blind.
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