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Vin Diesel in the background looking at her like “SHE’S PERFECT.  WANT ONE.”

I thought girls didn’t like Super Heroes.

You thought what? 

Also, bless five-year-old girls who can confidently pronounce the words ‘cybernetic enhancements’ because they’re so interested in superhero adventures that they saw no obstacle to learning anything at all to understand them better.

And can do it wearing a pink flower headband, if they feel like it.

GIRLS LIKE SUPERHEROES. GIRLS LIKE COMICS. GIRLS HAVE LIKED THESE THINGS FOR AS LONG AS THEY HAVE BEEN AVAILABLE TO LIKE. 

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(behold, three girls and one boy avidly reading new comic books in New York City, 1947, photographed by Ruth Orkin)

What girls don’t like is when they’re patronised, and herded towards titles designed according to what grown men think girls are supposed to like, and ignored with regard to titles that those men assume are just for boys and men. What girls don’t like is not being allowed to choose for themselves what they like. 

This is not a new concept. This is noted in Chaucer. What every woman most desires is to choose her own way.

themarysue
Manara also touches on the “men and women are depicted unrealistically in comics” argument. Those with a modicum of art knowledge knows male comic book characters are depicted as a male power fantasy and female characters as a sexual fantasy. It’s why the “look, Spider-Man is drawn like that too!” argument holds no water. One is to show a strong man, in action, being dominant while the other is to show a women objectified, existing solely to appeal to the baser senses. It’s about intent, presentation, and context.

Spider-Woman Cover Artist Milo Manara & Writer Dennis Hopeless Respond To Online Discussion | The Mary Sue

Do people keep linking you to a side-by-side of that J. Scott Cambell Spider-Man cover & Milo Manara Spider-Woman, convinced they’re the same thing? Here’s something to link back to them. Also, this comic strip describing “false-equivalence.”

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inthebackoftheimpala:

This morning I was washing the dishes and started thinking about the relationships in The Song of the Lioness Quartet you know, like you do.

And I was thinking about Alanna and Jon and how when they got together there wasn’t this who fuss about her being a girl and…

I don’t usually have many good things to say about Jon and Alanna’s relationship, but this really made me pause for a moment. Good points, @inthebackoftheimpala. Thanks for that!