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Thread: Breaking Gender Roles
August 1st, 2012 #14
Maybe a bit off-topic, but since its about diferent heroines
Am I the only here who has seen "Who Wants to be a Superheroe" Cx
Does any one remember Fat Momma, she was awesome
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August 1st, 2012 #16
Less of this:
More of this:
And even some of this (older people)
August 1st, 2012 #17
You don't have to be skinny and curvaceous to be "fit". There's plenty of big burly women in the real world who could whoop anyone's ass, and they'd make great characters.
This is why I've always loved the Akira manga - it features a big burly middle-aged lady who can beat up anybody with guns, rocket-launchers, tanks, or her bare hands. LOVE LOVE LOVE that character. Bonus points, it also has what is essentially a little old lady with whoop-ass superpowers saving the world.
I could do with lots more middle-aged and older people, personally. I'm sick of comics and manga where the entire cast is 15 - 20. (I know, I know, it appeals to 15 year olds, but come on...)
August 1st, 2012 #18
August 1st, 2012 #19
I hate discussions like this. This is not about perception but the young boner marketplace. Size often has nothing to do with athleticism. Arguably the fittest olympians are water polo athletes. Having anti contests only serve to point more to the original prejudice.
August 1st, 2012 #20
IE. Having to applaud having a character like Lin BeiFong in Legend of Korra because she's not the stereotype of young kids kicking ass. Yet there's always a wise old monk/kung fu male master/fat drunk guy who knows how to kick butt etc... Should it really have been that hard to extend it to a female character? The way the market is...yeah it's kinda like...wtf.
August 1st, 2012 #21
I've read more carefully the contest description and at first glance that Batwoman piece seemed typical attractive female comic character. To my surprise it was described as fat and not fitting the industry standard... well. Not really much to talk about. This is one of the many reasons why I don't read superhero comic. Luckily I got many alternatives.
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August 1st, 2012 #23
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August 1st, 2012 #24
Out of the whole roster of female X-men, for example, only 6 out of 39 have physical powers like super-strength or super-speed (that aren't related to shape-shifting). That's a very small minority. The rest of 'em could easily sit on their collective ass and lob fireballs into battle.
But since, as bcarman said, it's all about who's wanking to what, it hardly matters. Nobody's going to point out that Emma Frost can't fight in lingerie, much less toss her for someone who makes sense. I say don't worry about it, it's so easy to make and distribute a comic online these days that everybody's growing their own.
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August 1st, 2012 #26
Batwoman doesn't seem consistent with her style. Am I wrong to think there might have been some heavy referencing going on? I feel like something's missing from this story. It doesn't seem right that she would present this and the first thing out of a professional's mouth was "She's fat, go away until you're drawing exactly like the rest of us".
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