Sexism In Comics:
edited 2nd Oct '11 8:23:28 AM by TiggersAreGreat
edited 2nd Oct '11 9:36:00 AM by TheoneandonlyJoseph
edited 2nd Oct '11 11:53:49 AM by captainpat
- Having A Sexually-Liberated Female Character = Good
- Doing So While Pandering to the Base = Bad
edited 2nd Oct '11 7:49:00 PM by KingZeal
- Bodytypes are too generic. Women are all lithe and shapely◊, with the only variation being in how much more improved one woman's fetishistic qualities are over another.◊ (One woman has a larger bust, bigger butt, shapelier legs, poutier lips, wider hips, etc. than the other.) The women who possess body types outside of the norm are not sexualized to the same degree.◊ When was the last time you saw a woman with a larger body type portrayed in this sort of manner◊, without her being a Gonk, Fan Disservice or used as a tool of irony or satire? A lot of the problem isn't just that women are objectified, but that they are also too pigeonholed into the same barbie doll mold.
- Beautiful women are an Unusually Uninteresting Sight in the realm of superheroes. It isn't that every man should comment on how amazing Power Girl's cleavage is or how Stripperiffic Starfire is, but that it's no big deal for women to just want to leap out into the world like that. Why is a woman's first thought when she gains superpowers to throw on Sensual Spandex or a Thong of Shielding? And no, retroactively justifying it (as with Power Girl's pitiful attempts to claim it "distracts" her opponents) doesn't help. What reason did she have for making that outfit? Okay, in Starfire's case, she's a nudist. That works. And Catwoman is a Femme Fatale. But, what practical reason did Psylocke have for wearing this?◊ Why was it just no biggie?
edited 2nd Oct '11 8:41:27 PM by KingZeal
edited 2nd Oct '11 8:49:12 PM by KingZeal