I can’t believe it’s that hard to understand either

“Really, is it going to hurt your sales so much if you just draw female heroes with believable dimensions who don’t look like they’re just waiting for the next available cock to float by? If you think so you vastly undervalue and underestimate the majority of your fans.

“And I thought *I* was misanthropic. Even I realize that men do not do ALL their thinking with the little head. For the love of all the Gods, no wonder you can’t write a 3-dimensional being, you don’t believe they exist in real life either.”
Why is it so hard to figure out?, Women in/and/of Comics, June 8, 2007

C’mon fanboys, I don’t want the comics industry to implode or explode or create a comics ghetto just for girls, I just want to see less misogyny and gynophobia in it. (Translation for those desiring it: Please cut up fewer females, thx.) That’s all.

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3 Responses to I can’t believe it’s that hard to understand either

  1. >>I don’t want the comics industry to implode or explode or create a comics ghetto just for girls, I just want to see less misogyny and gynophobia in it.

  2. I don’t think the rest of my comment made it–
    that doesn’t seem like such an irrational idea. We can live with a certain amount of T&A. After all, the guys are majorly buff and cut. But the slicing, dicing, victimization, rape, and depowerment–enough, already. Who wants to introduce her friends and fans to this stuff? Who wants to admit to anyone she indulges in the genre that gave us Women In Refrigerators?

  3. I’ve been thinking about this a little more, and one way for the comics industry to be more women friendly, or at least less anti-woman, would be to have more women who “get it” writing and drawing and editing. I’ve heard Joe Q (I think) say they can’t find any women to work for them. Well, here’s a suggestion, pal: ask the women you already have working for you for recommendations. That’s how the old boy network got formed – men recommending men. Try women recommending women, give them the same chance you give men (which is just a fair shake and the chance to succeed [or fail] on their own merits), and let your readers decide.

    Will this happen? Who knows? The whold world might have to change first.

    Oh, and death to the Direct Market. It ain’t helping matters. When I was a girl, they sold comics in supermarkets, drug stores, and liquor stores. If the industry wants more readers, some of whom might have two X chromosomes, it needs to get where the new readers are instead of making buying comics an unspeakable geekquest.

    Hey, if I was in charge… it would be different.

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