I am deeply disturbed at how women are portrayed in comics. Even the most badass female characters have an impossibly huge chest and are usually posing so that her back is arched in order to display said chest.

It makes sense that these ample breasts were popular back when comics were a boys only affair (or so they thought…) but nowadays with more and more female readers, it’s just unnecessary.

No wonder women are seen as objects and not people. I cannot begin to recount the number of times I’ve seen female characters reclining during a fight scene so that the viewer can ogle her tits and narrow waist. Or even worse, twist in an impossible manor so that we have a perfect view of T and A.

The most recent offence is the Avengers poster given out at the midnight release. It depicts all of the male stars in top fighting form, ready to strike. But for some reason, Black Widow, one of the few female characters in the movie, is twisted to show her ample backside.

Don’t even get me started on the tight leather uniform that is so necessary for any female superhero to wear (although, male heroes wear them too to showcase their muscles, but interestingly not their packages which remain “average”…).

The exploding breasts of these characters are laughable. I sometimes wonder how the artists came up with the idea to make certain characters so well-endowed when it has nothing to do with their character development.

It takes away from the characters to have their breasts be so large. They are seen as a pair of floating tits and not as complex (or not so complex) characters who have the ability to save the world or get the bad guy. Female characters aren’t taken seriously because of this.

I just wonder how these women mange to stay upright let alone get in a right hook or a swing of a weapon. Cut to years from now when these characters are old and bent-backed from all that time trying to hold up her breasts.

Artists; please be more realistic about the dimensions of the human body. We all know you have issues with your penis, so piss off.

About Mighty Damsels

I am a sick and tired nerd. Male characters have dominated the action/sci-fi/fantasy genres for far too long. No more will women be in distress, cast as the "girlfriend" or made to wear tight leather pants. Ladies! Raise up your swords, M16's, phaser guns and pens! Mightydamsels.wordpress.com

3 responses »

  1. Jason says:

    I am not a feminist, however I do agree with you here. I am tired of women being serialized in games and comics when I just want a cool story, this is the main reason why I stay away from anime now. Question though, do you think porn should be banned as well?

    • No, I think that would be extreme. I think that porn needs to be policed a bit better though. There is waaay too much abuse towards women in a lot of videos and although the women seem to be receiving pleasure, in actual fact the audience knows they aren’t. If hardcore porn is uploaded, it should at least have a warning that anybody involved was given respect during the filming to ensure that whoever is watching knows that women, and men, cannot be treated as ” lowly cum receptacles”.

  2. I’m totally with you and they never seem to wear any support, so since Wonder Woman is now in her seventies, you’d think she’d be hanging down around her kneecaps (I personally think it’s because comic book artists can’t draw faces to save their lives–more or less–big muscles and big racks then work as a great distraction). BTW: Thanks for stopping by my blog and giving me a follow, I appreciate it.

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