Now Playing Tracks

“Some girls look that way” is one of the dumbest red herrings in these lines of debate. Of COURSE some girls have large breasts! Hell, Amber does, the girl in this very strip. The problem is ALL girls in comics tend to have large breasts, if not the same physique all around. Yes, guys can find girls with smaller breasts more attractive, but those guys apparently aren’t drawing comics, or feel moved to conform.

For the thirty-billionth time, the physique of women in comics is only one small part of the perceived problem. The rest is presentation. Guys in comics don’t pose with their asses cocked pointing towards the ceiling. The “cameras” aren’t pointed on guys in comics to accentuate their sexual characteristics. Guys are drawn to look powerful, girls are drawn to be eye candy. And this off-kilter balance is SO PERVASIVE in our society that most people don’t even notice. Many folks assume girls actually stand with one hip out to the side all the time, in real life. (Hint: They don’t.)

But that’s an aspect of media that’s hard to argue against, so of course people who feel uncomfortable being told media representations in comic books tend to be inherently sexist flock to the “but some girls have big boobs!” distraction.

David Willis, the creator of Shortpacked on how “Dudes just can’t stop missing the point, ever.” Quoted for truth.

(Source: shortpacked.com)

129 notes

  1. wearelyca reblogged this from thebirdandthebat
  2. aronix reblogged this from coleslawdraws
  3. coleslawdraws reblogged this from silverstreaksinthesky
  4. daarekisten reblogged this from 31stofjuly
  5. 31stofjuly reblogged this from silverstreaksinthesky
  6. silverstreaksinthesky reblogged this from whichwitchery
  7. whichwitchery reblogged this from thebirdandthebat
  8. hoopydrood reblogged this from thebirdandthebat
  9. librascurio reblogged this from thebirdandthebat
  10. iffygeneia reblogged this from thebirdandthebat
  11. anappynerdgirl reblogged this from thebirdandthebat
  12. theobscureone reblogged this from thebirdandthebat
  13. dustandfundamentalists reblogged this from thehappysorceress
  14. creamconecoffee reblogged this from laughterkey
  15. bubblepunkvalkyrie reblogged this from shleechan
  16. shleechan reblogged this from laughterkey
  17. x-beni-o2-x reblogged this from thehappysorceress
  18. mrnexx reblogged this from thehappysorceress
  19. bringyourownbattlestar reblogged this from thebirdandthebat
  20. watercoloredkeyblade reblogged this from thehappysorceress
  21. riddleinanenigma reblogged this from thebirdandthebat
  22. dirtyriver reblogged this from thehappysorceress
  23. derp5evr reblogged this from thebirdandthebat
  24. beautifulmidnight reblogged this from neonreverberations
We make Tumblr themes