Where Is My Place in the World?: Early Shōjo Manga Portrayals of Lesbianism

  title={Where Is My Place in the World?: Early Shōjo Manga Portrayals of Lesbianism},
  author={Fujimoto Yukari and Lucy Fraser},
  pages={25 - 42}
especially compared with the numerous depictions of gay men. At one event I spoke with a lesbian woman for a long time, and the heart of the issue fi nally became vividly clear to me: “Why is it that there are so few lesbian shōjo manga?” 1 I attempted to respond with this explanation: “Lesbianism introduces reality into the work.” After all, doesn’t Hagio Moto say that when she was writing “Jūichigatsu no gimunajiumu” (1971, November gymnasium)— which was the model for her masterpiece Th e… 

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