"…superhero comics are nothing if not aspirational. They are full of heroes that inspire us to be better, to think more things are possible, to imagine a world where we can become something amazing. But this is what comics like this tell me about myself, as a lady: They tell me that I can be beautiful and powerful, but only if I wear as few clothes as possible. They tell me that I can have exciting adventures, as long as I have enormous breasts that I constantly contort to display to the people around me. They tell me I can be sexually adventurous and pursue my physical desires, as long as I do it in ways that feel inauthentic and contrived to appeal to men and kind of creep me out. When I look at these images, that is what I hear, and I don’t think I even realized how much until this week."
Laura Hudson, Editor-in-Chief of Comics Alliance is a comics hero to look up to when the others aren’t good enough. (via deantrippe)
Reading superhero comics etc has always been weird for me, because… well… I like looking at sexy ladies. I am totally into having women galavanting around doing sexy things. And YET, I also receive that message that this is the only way to be an acceptable woman.
And also, that picture in that article of catwoman and batman made me make the most extended, dynamic gross out face that I’ve done for a while.