As cathartic as having Acnologia curbstomp Eileen’s corpse was for me, it was in extremely poor taste. Is Mashima incapable of giving his female characters an ounce of respect? This arc has been type of abuse against women after another, from sexual abuse to torture to literally desecrating their corpses.
Off the top of my head, we have:
Lucy being harassed in the bath and humiliated by Brandish
Lucy being forcibly undressed by Jacob and objectified by Loke, who has sworn to protect her
Brandish being objectified by Macao and Wakaba, who wanted to move her into a sexier pose, when she was a prisoner
Aquarius humiliating Brandish
Levy being turned into a plot device and having her own suffering minimised to focus on Gajeel’s suffering
The ladies of Sabertooth and Blue Pegasus being sexualised even when crucified and unconscious
Kyouka uncomfortably sexual torture of Erza
Psycho lesbian trope
DiMaria humiliating Kagura and Chelia
DiMaria humiliating and torturing Lucy (with sexual overtones to both)
DiMaria’s literal everything.
Psycho lesbian trope double bonus
Mavis’ being held captive in her own body by Invel, and the creep factor that followed
Eileen’s attempted torture of Mirajane (again, uncomfortably sexual).
Eileen turning Hisui into a mouse, which I imagine was torturous for Hisui and her father alike.
Rahkeid’s orgasm magic which to be fair, violated everybody affected by it, but with special attention put on the women affected by the author.
Rahkeid directly assaulting Yukino (and Lector and Frosh, but Yukino was the one sexualised here)
Making use of DiMaria’s attempt to torture Lucy and Juvia’s apparent death not for Lucy and Juvia’s own arcs, but as excuses to send Gray and Natsu into berserk mode.
Eileen’s literal torture in her flashbacks, followed up by the desecration of her corpse.
I’m sure I’ve missed some, and that’s not even getting into the stuff from Tartaros.
Northerners are seriously like cats. I just watched ten people make their way to the bus stop and all of them stopped in this 1m wide but like 10m long patch of sunlight and positioned themselves to face the sun so they’ll absorb the maximum amount of warmth and vitamin D. I mean sure I was one of them, but goddamn it feels good to feel warmth again and fill up on the vitamin D as my reserves ran dry around November. But it’s still so funny to see everybody else doing the same routine.