ouran high school host club

Asian Womanhood in Pop Culture: The Roundup

Jessica, Eddie, and Emery help unpack in Florida

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‘Ouran High School Host Club’: Haruhi, Heteronormativity, and the Gender Binary

Haruhi at the host club.

At its heart, ‘Ouran’ is about gender and, for better or worse, how it is perceived and performed. Though often praised and adored for its challenges to heteronormativity and gender roles through its range of characters, especially its protagonist, it ends up reinforcing heteronormativity and the gender binary to a large extent.