Started by rick957, May 30, 2012, 05:57:32 PM
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QuoteI'm going to start by simply looking at some interesting remarks that Somnifera made previously in the Comic Geeks thread, as a jumping-off point for further discussion. Here's the first thing Somnifera said that particularly grabbed my attention. Referring to superhero comics:
QuoteObviously I am not against sexuality, but it does get annoying that when they want to 'power up' a female, she becomes a sex icon. The reality of that is because a woman's sex appeal is the power she 'holds' (I don't really agree with this) over men. But it doesn't mean anything, realistically.The issue is that writers/creators whomever seem to think including a female hero is good enough, and that makes it balanced,so the feminists should shut up. However, making a female character that exaggerates that her main appeal, on TOP of being a hero/villain is how sexy she is negates that. The characters in question are also just 'badass', which tends to translate to 'cold, calculating, strong' etc. That's not balanced out all the time by having a strong moral standpoint, showing compassion or mercy, being impacted by the death of others (and NOT just to 'get revenge) or just being smart, because giving someone more than two out of that list makes them less 'cool'. So yeah, what women often get depicted as whenever they are heroes or villains are just archetypical men with tits and less logical costumes.
QuoteWhat a loaded and provocative paragraph. Let me try to parse it and use it to frame a question or two.I think it's safe to say that ...
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