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Sexy Sexist Superheroes by SymmetryIsArt Sexy Sexist Superheroes by SymmetryIsArt
Ok, so this was inspired by two things: #1 I had to do a collage for my art final and I chose the topic of sexism & #2 the Hawkeye Initiative on tumblr.
The Hawkeye Initiative helps expose the sexualization of women in comic books by putting Hawkeye in the same ridiculous poses that the heroines are in [check it out: [link]. While initially hilarious to look at, you do start to realize how the women in graphic novels are put in overly sexual positions that emphasize their chests and butts. Their anatomy is also extremely distorted; elongated legs and spine, large breasts and butt, & a very tiny waste. And to top it all off, they are put in outfits that in no way make sense for fighting.
So, I decided to take a few of the manliest superheroes out there and see how they liked being eye candy. From the left, we have Wolverine, Batman, and Superman. All the poses they're in I got from real comic book pictures that I found on Google images. The background is made up of older comic strips that are very sexist indeed [link to view/read them better: [link] <---(for this link you might have to type "18 Sexist Comic Book Fails" in the search)
SchwarzerRitter Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016
The nipple pasties somehow make Batman look less dressed.
Lunarmoon15 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
Wow, I'm surprised that no one has commented on this yet
I love the topic and what you and the Hawkeye Intiative people are exposing
I love comic books to death, but it gets tiring to see a lot of the girls being sexualized
Anyway, great collage! I love it and think you got the point across beautifully
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Submitted on
December 13, 2012
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