I was wondering why these random yuri images of Pearl and Rose (Steven’s Mom) showed up all of a sudden but apparently Pearl and Rose had a special relationship. Then there’s the episodes “Alone Together” and “Jailbreak” featuring Stevonnie and Ruby X Sapphire respectively. All I have to say is good for the writers stepping up and taking advantage of their Western mainstream opportunities to positively promote yuri and possibly other non-incest relationships considered (sadly still) taboo by many.
Unfortunately the West is still in the “Take what you can get” stage of yaoi and yuri in mainstream cartoons and comics but it’s a step in the right direction. Baby steps to be exact. Japan are doing SOMEWHAT better (if we look past the Japanese’s general perception of lesbianism) but again manganime too, agree or not, are taking baby steps to expand yuridom with more Grade 1 shows/literature under their belt.
I don’t have much to say about this as I haven’t seen many Steven Universe episodes (though the few I have seen are pretty good) so check out the below link to read a very well written article about promoting all-ages “queer” representation. Also includes some other animated/drawn Western media aimed at the general audience.
After reading the below article I wonder what my fans have to say regarding Western animation/comics and the slowly growing appearance of lesbian couples. We know there’s still a ways to go but do you think it can go even further in future shows? Do you think future yuri pairings will be less subtle, not be treated like one-shot pairings, needing yuri goggles or the writers’ confirmation after the end credits for assurance and lastly be an integral part of a show’s cast?