A Focus on Women, Women's Issues, and Manga.
Found a lot of good essays about women in manga here.
The most relevant are:
Gender and Gender Relations in Manga and Anime
Why Are So Many Characters Suffering From Amnesia
And some other Manga-related Essays:
Why Can't Female Leads be Happy Without Boyfriends
She Was Asking For It, the Dangers of Shoujo
-With some related other posts:
November Previews and Reviews
I'm Just a Girl in the World
Manga Analysis and the Tricky Topic of Sex
Women in Manga/Comics
Shoujo: Bad Role Models for Girls?
On Shoujo: Comics for Girls
This guy has some good stuff too:
Shoujo Manga, Something for Girls
What Japanese Girls do With Manga, and Why
Gender and Sexuality in Shoujo Manga