One Piece: Why Zoro is the Ultimate Feminist in the Series Despite Eiichiro Oda Constantly Being Attacked for Sexist Storylines?

Roronoa Zoro is the ideal human being.

One Piece: Why Zoro is the Ultimate Feminist in the Series Despite Eiichiro Oda Constantly Being Attacked for Sexist Storylines?

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  • Roronoa Zoro is regarded as the ultimate feminist because he does not discriminate his friends and enemies based on their genders.
  • Eiichiro Oda often faces criticism for his sexist storylines and during the Egghead Island arc, the fans also criticized his choice for female attires.
  • Roronoa Zoro does not think Vivi to be weak and believes that she can take care of herself and if the situation calls for, the Strawhats will be there to protect her.
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One Piece has always been in the headlines of the anime news. Most of the time, it is due to the breaking records, and sometimes it is due to controversy. Gear 5 Luffy, King of Hell Zoro, Jimbei joining the Strawhats, etc., were all classic examples of record-breaking headlines. But Eiichiro Oda being branded as a sexist due to his female character’s clothes is when One Piece makes headlines due to controversies.

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Fans may feel that Eiichiro Oda s*xualizes his female characters, but they often forget he created the ultimate feminist of the series. On top of that, the ultimate feminist in talks is a male character who likes only two things in the world – swords and booze. Most fans have already figured out that the person is none other than Roronoa Zoro.

Roronoa Zoro Never Differentiates between Male and Female

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Roronoa Zoro

Most of the characters in One Piece are not a big fan of equality. The greatest example of them all is Vinsmoke Sanji. He never treats the men and the women in the same way. That is why the enemy group always targets him with their female members since he won’t fight them. On the other hand, Roronoa Zoro is the complete opposite and respects everyone equally.

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While the Strawhats were on their way to Egghead Island, Luffy, and the others were worried about Vivi after hearing that her father, Nefertari Cobra, was murdered. But it was Zoro who assured them to leave Vivi to her terms instead of jumping in to save her. She is an honorary member of the Strawhat Pirates and can take care of her.

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Zoro vs. Monet

If the situation calls for their help, they will always be there for Vivi. But for the moment, they should leave her and focus on their journey. It shows that Zoro does think women are weak and believes them to be strong and independent. There are several other incidents when Roronoa Zoro has channeled his inner feminist, not only in opinions but during fights, too.

Be it a man or a woman, he will face them without any hesitation. During his fight with Monet, he brought out his inner feminist. Even though Monet was a female, he did not back down from a fight. In his words, there is no wild animal that would not bite their prey. Saying this, he launched his attack on Monet. Fear took over Monet, and she lost her footing. Zoro’s inner aura frightened her so much that she could not get back up.

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Roronoa Zoro Is Eiichiro Oda’s Greatest Answer to the Sexist Attacks

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Eiichiro Oda

Feminism means equality of genders in every aspect. The incident about Vivi and the battle with Monet was more than enough to answer back to the people who attacked Eiichiro Oda. It also happened with Tashigi when Zoro did not back down from facing her. It shows that he is not a fan of gender discrimination. Due to this, he can be given the title of the ultimate feminist even though his creator is often attacked for his sexist storylines.

One Piece has entered its final saga, and it might be soon that the story gets over. But the fans never back down from criticizing the mangaka, and with the Egghead Island arc’s female attires, the same thing happened again. Hopefully, Roronoa Zoro will be there to stand for the One Piece creator once again.

One Piece is available on Crunchyroll.

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Priyanko Chakraborty

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Priyanko is a Content Writer at FandomWire, and specializes in anime. He is currently pursuing his Master's Degree in Economics. Priyanko has previously worked as a content writing intern. He spends half of his day writing on anime, and the other half watching it.