So Maiko is obviously abusive in both the show and comics, no one with a brain can deny it at all, but even though I get some shit saying this to other people, I also think Kataang is abusive as well in the show and also in the comics, quite a few people don't see it this way, but I do, I was just wondering what are your thoughts on Kataang being an abusive ship?
God, okay… I could go on forever about how dangerous the abuse is in both these ships.
Mai.ko, on one hand, shows the emotional abuse of male, something people believe can’t possibly happen ever because real men don’t get abused. OMG.
Kat.aang also displays a very subversive and often ignored style of abuse… In that relationship, Katara loses every bit of what makes her who she is— her spirit, her fighting, her temper. It’s all gone because Aang can’t stand any other behavior from her besides complete adherence to what he wants and how he views her. She is completely reduced to nothing more than arm candy, she loses contact with any other male friends, and she’s turned into a mary sue just to fit her position as a man’s girlfriend. She’s no longer Katara. She’s the Avatar’s girlfriend. To take away who someone is, to force them to fit your little mold, your picture of who they should be, that’s abuse, and kat.aang tells kids that’s okay. That’s what we’re teaching boys. That’s so dangerous to me.
Not to mention……. all of his forced, unwanted kisses and the fucking mess that is Love is a Battlefield.