is any member who is not british australian or american really interested to this thread?maybe dutch or swedish?
Lol I'm Dutch. I couldn't care less about this topic when it comes to One Piece. It's probably the most liberal country on earth so maybe that's why people couldn't accept my view on the situation on page 10 (also I said it a little bluntly)
I think people are really looking too hard to search for something that isn't there, and react all sensitive when a girl doesn't get her fights in a shounen manga where the target audience is male teens. It's a gag where Franky kissed, in a fight between two hard boiled men.
Stay out of this woman, and watch us fight because you don't understand it is the male equivalent of Nami and Robin staring at Franky and other guys when they freak out over robots and say pshh that's stupid.
I think people in Europe are less sensitive about stuff like this in general. Not only on this matter but also about gay issues, racial stuff. It's all been said and done. In America they don't want to touch it with a 10 feet (which is about 3 meters, time to switch to metric btw) pole, but it's better to just bluntly talk about it and get it over with. Everytime I hear someone say 'the N-word' I have to cringe. It's so correct to say n-word, while everybody knows what you mean, you only put extra emphasis on it, and instead of closing the gap between different races or genders or whatever, you only widen it.
That's why with stuff like this, people really should shrug it off. If emancipation means wanting the same treatment as a man, than don't start falling over a kiss in a comic, and look at everything through a magnifying glass.