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Friday, June 07, 2013 

A visitor to the HeroesCon acknowledges sexism is still a problem in the medium

The Spartanberg Herald-Journal's written about the upcoming HeroesCon, and towards the end, an interviewee says:
"This year, I'm looking forward to hearing Greg Rucka talk about his book Stumptown and hearing Jim Steranko talk about his career," said Clark. "I also hope to go to a panel that Kelly Sue Deconnick is on because of the recent brouhaha about sexism in comics sparked by her blog. The panel isn't about sexism -- it's a generic panel for Marvel writers -- but sexism in comics is a huge problem, and I'd love to hear more of her take on it."
Wouldn't we all. Especially if it's meat-and-potatoes, but I've got a feeling DeConnick won't cross the path of her bosses at Marvel to comment on their grave mistakes, including Brian Bendis' below-rock-bottom rendition of Scarlet Witch. That's the kind of sexism that needs to be brought up in discussion, but probably won't be.

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The medium is dominated by the super hero genre, which is inherently an adolescent male power fantasy. Hence the emphasis on graphic violence, and the objectification of women. It is a vicious circle. Mature adults don't read comics because the medium is geared toward adolescent fanboys, and it is geared toward fanboys because they are the ones who buy comics.

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