I’ve already done a small rant about the ridiculous and sexist “Sakura Meme” that was going around for a while. I’m not gonna reblog the original post again because it pisses me off to look at it but I am going to point out why every one of those meme images is wrong. I feel that I should’ve said more last time so here’s this to make up for it. The person who made the meme will probably not even see this but here’s my rant anyway for the rest of you to hopefully enjoy.
IN A FIGHT GREAT TIME FOR A HAIR CUT
Way to really misinterpret this scene, asshole. First off, she had to cut her hair because someone was grabbing it and wouldn’t let her go. She didn’t have the strength to force the person’s hands off of her nor could she pull away. Secondly, the ninja attacking were actually mocking her and calling her vain for keeping her hair long and beautiful. She originally wanted to keep it long to impress Sasuke because she overheard that he liked girls with long hair. Thirdly, Sakura cutting her hair was meant to show that she’s grown as a character and that she would die to protect her comrades. She no longer cared wither her appearance was going to attract the person she likes or not. So, no, she didn’t cut her hair as a means to look prettier, she did it to grow up. I seriously think you need to re-watch that episode because you clearly missed the point here.
BOYS THAT RISK THEIR LIFE FOR YOU REJECT
Sakura doesn’t owe Naruto and Lee a relationship just because they saved her life on some occasions. She doesn’t have feelings for them and she possibly never will. How the hell is this classified as ungrateful? She’s thanked both of them for their selfless actions and never insulted them for saving her. She cherishes the friendship that she has with Naruto and Lee and doesn’t want to change that. But of course, HOW DARE SHE PUT THEM IN THE FRIEND ZONE AND TREAT THEM WITH KINDNESS AND RESPECT. If she actually had to date one of them, for that reason, than that’s being disrespectful and unfair to her. Naruto and Lee would never ever want her to be unhappy like that anyway. Neither of them would force a relationship from her and if they did, they’d get their asses kicked really hard by both Sakura and their sensei’s. Stop hating her just because she doesn’t share feelings for certain characters. Seriously? Her only self-worth is loving the person YOU think is right for her? I’m sorry but fuck you. She should have every damn right in the world to love whoever she wants and to choose who she wants to date.
EXETREME STRENGTH, SMART, POWERFUL MEDICAL NINJA USELESS
Stop blaming this character for not getting the spotlight in fights. It’s not her god damn fault and it never will be. It’s Kishimoto’s fault because he ignores most of his female characters and just makes a bullshit excuse that he doesn’t know how to write them. She’s not useless and fuck you if you think she still is. She healed injured people during the Pain Invasion arc. She can make medicine and healing herbs. She’s currently healing injured people during the war and keeping close attention to anyone who might be a fake. Oh yeah, did you miss the part where she smashes a fake Neji right to the fucking ground and doesn’t even get up from her chair to do it? If you want to complain about her being ignored and needing more screen time and development, that’s fine because I agree with that. But don’t call her useless because of it, she’s not.
ABOUT TO KILL SASUKE NEVERMIND. I CAN’T DO IT
Neither can Naruto but hey, he’s a boy! Let’s just continually call Sakura out for still loving Sasuke and having faith that he may return to Konoha but worship Naruto for doing the exact same thing. Fuck, the double standards in this fucking fandom are so absurd and misogynist. I believe that even if she did her best, she wouldn’t be able to kill Sasuke because he’s a lot more powerful than she is. Besides, that moment was to show us that she’s still in love with Sasuke and truly cares for his wellbeing no matter how much he’s fucked up. Sakura really does see that Sasuke’s become evil but she also sees someone that is hurt, confused, lost and lonely because of all the crap that’s been happening in his life.
COMFORTS FRIEND WANT TO BE COMFORTED INSTEAD
Yeah, it’s not like Sakura was recently put through a lot of shit, has to deal with knowing that the boy she deeply loves is now a criminal and that her mentor’s in a coma and could die at any moment. How dare she be human and think about herself? It’s not everyone else had their own moments of being selfish and wanting comfort from friends. :|
TEAMMATES FIGHTING? CRY
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck youuuuuuuu. Sakura can cry all she wants when her friends are fighting, especially if she can’t do anything about it. Naruto and Sasuke are ridiculously powerful ninja, Kakashi can only get so close to their abilities and he’s a fucking jonin. Sakura is a strong warrior but she doesn’t have the strength to stop either of them from going at each other’s throats. The only things she can do are watch and pray that the outcome won’t end in death for either of them. Do you have any idea how heart breaking it is for her to have the ability to do nothing but watch her two teammates try to kill each other? It hurts her. It truly HURTS like hell for her to be a witness to these events. She has every right to be upset about it because there’s nothing she can really do. I’m really fucking tired of seeing people that’ll bash Sakura for showing her emotions but won’t say anything about everyone else doing the same god damn thing. Kishimoto has his characters cry to show that ninja’s are really not tools or weapons despite what they’ve been raised to believe; they’re fucking human beings and Sakura happens to be one of them.
I FINALLY LOVE YOU BACK NARUTO JUST KIDDING
Sakura doesn’t love Naruto. Get the fuck over it already. While that was a poorly written part, Sakura was only doing what she, at the time, thought was best. She no longer wanted Naruto to be hurt by his promise that he made to her but then realized that Naruto will try to bring Sasuke back with or without the promise. Granted, she didn’t need to feel guilty about it and as far as I’m concerned, Sai and Shikamaru can go die in a fucking fire for treating Sakura like she needed to feel bad. Also, you do realize that Naruto rejected her on the spot when she said her false confession, right? He wants Sakura to be happy; he never wants to see her force herself into a romantic relationship with him.
You know what? I think you really need to look up “Nice Guy Syndrome” sometime when you’re not too busy writing Sakura being killed off in your crappy fanfics or fanart.
FIND OUT HER ONLY FRIEND LIKES THE SAME GUY HATE HER FOREVER AND END FRIENDSHIP
She broke up her friendship with Ino because she needed to break out of Ino’s shadow. She wanted to stand up for herself and be her own person. She wanted to show Ino herself that she can strong and powerful without help. They just happened to like the same person around that time I’m pretty sure Sakura would’ve ended the friendship even if Sasuke wasn’t around. And guess what? Sakura was able to prove her capability and strength to Ino when they had their fight in the chuunin exams. And guess what also? THEY MADE UP AND THEY’VE BEEN FRIENDS AGAIN SINCE THAT MOMENT. Yes, they still have a rivalry, they argue sometimes but they hang out with each other and even laugh at the fact that how they both acted to each other.