Rather than being an inherent trait of femininity, being a "damsel in distress" is a part of the stereotype of female depiction in media. My point was that Kairi being in distress towards the end isn't devalued because the one who wants to save her is male. The role of "damsel in distress" is a lot more than a circumstance, but an overall portrayal of characterization and function within a story. What you're talking about however, in terms of a female needing to be a character defined by such a portrayal to reflect the purpose of identifying their gender, isn't accurate.Being a damsel in distress and such is an obvious feminine trait that gives a character a reason to be physically female. If a female character, or even a person, has exactly the same traits as males, then they could just genderbender into a male and nothing of value would be lost. And that's why feminism doesn't work. Don't strip characters away from femine traits in an attempt to achieve pointless equality. This defeats the entire purpose of having different genders.
The point of the test is to reveal female presence in the story. It has the goal of seeing how this lines up against the involvement of said characters with males, but again, this quantification has its flaws pertaining context. The fact that it can still passed but hold sexism is important to note.Oh thanks for clearing that up ^^ Though if it's a flawed test, then why use it? Can't we create a better one?