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She Has No Head! – No, It’s Not Equal

22 Feb

She Has No Head! – No, It’s Not Equal | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources.

This is an excellent opinion piece on how women are treated in comics.  Spoiler: they’re treated badly, like objectified sexual tools.

Why you ask?  Well, because I knew it would cause a ****storm, as any comics column that’s remotely controversial does, especially it seems when written by a woman. I had also decided, partway through writing She Has No Head! that I was going to take a decidedly more positive tact for the column, primarily focusing on books that are good, and what I’d like to see more of, supporting creators that are getting it right.

Read the rest of the article for a good look into sexism in comics and the fact it’s actually getting worse.

Just avoid the comments. Yes, there is a lot of really positive comments, but there’s also crap like this.

When I hear Fems argue for more representations of fat, slovenly, lazy men as love interests in female power/sex fantasy oriented Romance Novels, maybe I might give a damn about their hissy fit over superhero comics.

And this.

This is essentially about censorship. Saying bad art doesn’t deserve to exist because it offends your political beliefs is not acceptable in a free society. Maybe you wouldn’t jail an anime fan for child porn or assassinate a cartoonist for depicting Mohammed, but you are on the same side of the fence as the people who do. If only there was some sort of legal defense fund for comic books.

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Posted by on February 22, 2012 in Life, randomness

 

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2 responses to “She Has No Head! – No, It’s Not Equal

  1. Darlene Steelman

    February 22, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    I like it when women objectify other women. It’s like a big thumb to the nose of society. Jeez, if this is how people feel about comics, I am pretty sure when my novel is out the crap is going to hit the proverbial fan.

    Interesting topic.

     
  2. Tim

    February 22, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    I’m afraid even my writing is gonna get hit hard. Most of the main characters in Rocket Fox and my other work, Black Mask & Pale Rider, are female. In the case of the latter work, not only are the two title characters female, but one is a lesbian and there is no gratuitous girl on girl scenes in the book. It wouldn’t fit with the tone, to be honest. Nor for the target audience.

     

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