Is it normal to like the dragonball franchise as a girl/woman?

Back in the late 1990s as a British tween it was my secret shame. My mum used to wrinkle her nose in disgust when she saw me watching it on TV. I used to dread her coming home from work before the end of an episode. I certainly wouldn't have told ANYONE at school that I liked it. Not even boys.

Now I'm working with large groups of teens and it's still popular. Is it still taboo for girls to like it? If it's accepted, how well-accepted is it? Is it one of those things you can only admit among people who are hard into manga? I don't want to embarrass anyone (or myself). I wish this were a case of 'if you like it and you're not breaking the law, you do you' but when trying to engage teenagers with fragile senses of self and inadequate levels of maturity to tolerate or appreciate eccentricity, 'normal' really matters a lot more.

Is It Normal?
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  • What's not normal about it? Never realize gender is an issue when watching DragonBall. Might be different culture and country stuff I guess or your mom is the only one who was having problem with you watching it and made you totally insecure for liking DB ever since.

    I am still weirded the hell out as to why the fuck do people have to bring up genders difference over liking a harmless entertainment to begin with. Stop giving a shit on what close-minded people think about you and just love it as much as you want. You'll be happier that way.

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  • It's more acceptable nowadays. There's definitely some who wouldn't approve but it's no big deal I think.

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  • I'm a 31 year old woman and I proudly like everything Dragon Ball. People dont give me a hard time about it. Like what you like. XD

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  • My wife likes dragonballz. That was a huge plus for me

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  • Don't see why not, it's like a guy who loves to watch sailor moon. Same principals apply

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  • Seems weird that anyone would consider it taboo because you're a woman. It's probably more like because it's like a kids anime.

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  • Yes, that is normal.

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