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Sunday, November 16, 2014 

Far left feminists want to force their PC visions on comics too

The Daily Caller spoke about the Gamergate campaign, and during the course of their article, they note how comics have been as much a victim of far-left feminism as computer games have:
At the same time they were having their sexual habits belittled, nerds found their hobbies also under frequent assault by the left. Sensing an opportunity to score victories in the rising wake of the popularity of comic book movies, feminists pounced on comic books for depicting female superheroes in unrealistically “sexy” outfits and poses. Ground zero for this argument was a parody blog called the “Hawkeye Initiative” depicting the male character Hawkeye in the same poses as female characters on comic book covers. Yet, as with other grievances, this was a selective reading of the evidence. As the popular online writer Maddox explained in response to a similarly senseless recent outcry over the costuming of Spider Woman, sexualization of both male and female superheroes is par for the course in the genre.
True, even men aren't left out of the proceedings. And there are feminist nutcases out there who've been attacking T&A in comics for all the wrong reasons. Unfortunately, the Daily Caller is still just skimming the surface, and miss how, despite making a legitimate argument about T&A, there's still misogyny rampant in both modern comics literature and so-called fandom who validate it by buying the finished product unquestioned. And some, if not all, of the leftists/feminists were curiously quiet about Identity Crisis and Avengers: Disassembled, or worse, legitimized the abominations with fawning news coverage.

Depending whether a left-leaning audience is in focus, do they understand it's their own side that's tearing down on their favorite hobbies? At the same time, do they realize that if they turn their backs on sexist elements in storytelling that writers like Brian Bendis has been wallowing in lately, it'll carry a heavy price sooner or later? If they don't, then they can't be surprised that too will eventually bring down a medium with potential.

What can be done for now is build up a Comicsgate campaign calling for advertisers to take their wares off dishonest comics news websites that only care about "diversity", and far less about story quality. There can also be calls to boycott the works of writers who wallow in too much political correctness and jarring violence. Better still, they can look around for somebody who's willing to buy the rights to the publishing arms of mainstream comics and restructure them for the better. That's the way to make an impact.

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