Now that I’ve posted my reviews, I can get my rant of the week out of the way:
CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW HORRIBLY SEXIST X-WOMEN IS?
What was the marketing like for this? Because I truly hope this wasn’t touted as another entry in Marvel’s attempt at pushing forward strong female created comics staring strong female characters.
I didn’t realize it was around until I saw it, and now that I’ve read it — more like skimmed, because I got through a few pages before I couldn’t read anymore but I couldn’t stop and kept skimming in growing horror — I have to wonder what the hell anyone was thinking making this.
I mean, okay, it’s Claremont, but that doesn’t excuse the suggestive clinging:
Or the suggestive positioning and suggestive threesome:
Or the women being GAGGED AND BOUND IN FRONT OF A CROWD OF MEN:
But you know what? All that sexual objectification is okay, because in the end, they enjoyed it!
Marvel, what the hell is the point of releasing empowering things like Her-Oes and Girl Comics when you still allow crap like this to be made? You’re erasing every step women take in comics by still releasing stuff like this — and not even trying to mask the rampant sexual objectification.
I’m going into the Women In Marvel panel next Sunday at Comic Con to remind myself that women are still doing great things in comics. And I really hope someone brings this up (or I will), because I want to see their take on it.