Allow me to pontificate for a moment as it is I who have a profane level of autismal understanding for los anime.
To begin there is no pre-shiro. Shiro Masasmune penned and wrote the Ghost in the Shell manga as well as Black Magic, Appleseed, Dominion (Tank Police), and to a much lesser extent Pandora in the Crimson Shell. There is no pre-shiro it is shiro and all that came after(post-shiro) are his franchises that are abused to be tryhard super serious futuristic military IPs. To the best of my knowledge only Dominion (Tank Police) and Black Magic are close to the manga.
Also, feminism as it stands today is 3rd wave feminism. 3rd wave feminism started in the mid to late 1st decade of the 21st century when the progressive push started to be made. GitS being written in 1991 was in the period of 2nd wave feminism. Allow me to tell you why this is important.
1st Wave Feminism - Started in the 1890s and sought to give women land owning rights as well as voting rights, and had influencial women often meet to discuss social events.
2nd Wave Femnism- Started in the mid 1960s and sought to free women from their roles as stale mother figures to let loose their sexuality upon the world. "Their sexuality" being lose leggedness and flirtatious women to women scissor sessions.
3rd Wave Feiminism- Started in 2006 and is a program to eliminate
men from having reproductive rights and remove
them from places of employ that are traditionally male and well paying. It's bigoted and wrought with man hating cunts trapped in a pyramid scheme who are allowed to be sexist because we're in a huge progressive pull right now.
Ghost in the Shell, being written in 1991, dealted very much with feminism because Kasanagi was a fucking whore.
So GitS is loaded with feminism. It's cucked because nomatter what time period the franchise is looked at it has a woman in it that is either sexually free or being a bulldyke who is doing everything for men and being better than men.
btw, if you didn't know, shiro does stuff like pic related now