Confession: “I hate Kurama, he’s too feminine to be a likable male character. If you can have someone so girly as part of the team why couldn’t you just have a female hero too? That’s sexist. He should have been born a woman.”
Alright, time to roll up my sleeves:
1) I don’t see how not conforming to a certain idea of masculinity is a bad thing. There isn’t one definition of what it means to be a man and there shouldn’t be.
2) Kurama is an amazing character, so why would his apparent feminine traits bother you? Also he’s much more ruthless than typically “masculine” characters like Yusuke and Kuwabara so obviously his “girly” qualities aren’t stopping him.
3) It seems really weird to cry “sexism” when you’re bashing a male character for having feminine traits.
4) Yes, the core four characters of YYH are all male. It’s a boy-oriented manga.
BUT the female characters play important roles. Any perceived deriding of Keiko is mostly fanon. She plays a big part in the story and even though her relationship with Yusuke is a bit cliched, they have a great dynamic. She isn’t a fighter but she is constantly spurring Yusuke to be a better person.
Shizuru kicks some ass during the Dark Tournament. Atsuko turns around after Yusuke’s death. Yukina heals people.
Genkai is probably one of the strongest characters in the series and her backstory is integral to the Dark Tournament/Toguro plot.
Botan is pretty much the fifth member of the Spirit Detective tea. The core four need her to complete their missions.
Going to go reblog the other confession that I’m sure OP posted and continue some rants.