I’m always entertained when feminists freak out about the way women are portrayed in comic books. “Real women don’t look that way,” they will howl. “These are just fantasies!” The appropriate response, of course, is to laugh and reply, “Yes. They are fantasies. That’s the whole point.” One then notes that both men and women are portrayed unrealistically in the media and that the ideal of heroic nudity is an old one.
I bring this up yet again because there’s a remarkably amusing essay over at Jezebel by Dodai Stewart in which the author notes that men are being asked to conform to unrealistic standards of beauty but that it doesn’t matter because it makes her feel all funny in the bottom of her stomach. Here’s Stewart:Read More