hi guys! this is a comic i made for a final in my comics in literature class. we had to do a research paper on a topic we’d discussed in class and then accompany it with a comic with a relevant subject. my paper was about hyper-sexualization of women in comic books, but i decided to broaden it out here as well as personalize it and make myself the subject and discuss something i’ve been subjected to in the convention circuit and on the internet as well as thousands of other women, as well as give a cue to thought about how the comic book industry as well as the video game industry and even just media in general (all of which are male dominated) push such ridiculous pressures onto girls and women.
also, it feels kind of silly to have to add this since i hope it’s obvious, but i am very aware that there are men that don’t subscribe to this attitude, and am incredibly grateful that these issues are brought to light to people other than the ones that are subjected to it.
anyway haha i have literally been staring at this for 9 hours i don’t even know which direction is up anymore. thanks for reading!!!
I’m re-blogging with the OPs commentary and adding mine. I know there are many posts of this going around with differing comments concerning the legitimacy of this comic being a factual representation. Lots of folks seem upset that there are big misrepresentations depicted and feel offended or that people should not take it seriously.
My only comment to all of this is: Someone felt this way.
It doesn’t really matter on how representative it is of the overall community, the fact is someone out there has this perception and feels bullied and that is not okay. It means that obviously something is wrong, but instead of people trying to work harder to clean up an image, the artist is being torn down.
So yeah, it may not be spot on. So yeah, you have a right to share your view. None of that changes the fact that there is a person who should be protected and boosted by the community instead- saying “I’m sorry you have had bad experiences but the overall [insert disagreement area] is not like that” “Let me talk with you and show you people who care” “Let’s work together to help stop the spread of the idea that these things are acceptable”
It doesn’t matter if only one person in the world feels hurt, they ought to be supported. That’s all I wanted to say.