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did Namor just deflect the Beast with the power of his perfect abs

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did Namor just deflect the Beast with the power of his perfect abs

I twittered about this earlier, but sometimes it feels as though talking about misogyny in this industry is like dealing with Groundhog Day: there seems to be a continuous reset, a collective male amnesia around the issue. As if, when a woman speaks out, it’s for the first time and everyone is shocked. Just shocked, I tell you. Sexism exists? OH MY GOD.
Veteran writer Marjorie Liu on sexual harassment/misogny in the comics industry—and the collective amnesia that hits much of the industry every time the topic ever gets broached. (via robot6)
Post-Iliad. Aeneas has escaped the destruction of Troy, but can he escape the weight of his own destiny? “Arma virumque cano…” Dido/Aeneas (one-sided), Aeneas/OC. INCOMPLETE.
Vergil, probably. (via terpsikeraunos)

Fearless Defenders #1

If you feel like playing film critic misogyny bingo when America’s first round of Winter Soldier reviews are published this week, I recommend looking out for the phrases “leather-clad” and “ass-kicker.” These are an easy way to weed out any reviewers who weren’t paying attention to the movie, because neither phrase describes Black Widow’s actual role.

For one thing, Black Widow is not “leather-clad.” Not unless you’re talking about the casual leather jacket she wears in a handful of scenes, anyway. Her official uniform is no tighter than Captain America’s was in The Avengers, and is similar to S.H.I.E.L.D.’s artificial fabric jumpsuits. By comparison, the Winter Soldier’s signature look involves leather body armor, ’90s grunge hair, smudged eyeliner, and a black rubber mask.

Spider-Man’s spandex costume is probably more salacious, but I’m pretty sure he doesn’t wind up being described as an homme fatale by anyone with a Pulitzer.

Honestly, this kind of catsuit-focused review says more about the reviewer than the film itself. Apparently the mere concept of Scarlett Johansson in a tight outfit is so dazzlingly erotic that it bypasses some male reviewers’ conscious minds and causes them to ignore everything she says and does for the rest of the movie. The result is a series of reviews from highly respected film critics who, given the opportunity to describe each Avenger in a single sentence, replace Black Widow’s summary with the announcement, “I AM A HETEROSEXUAL MAN AND SCARLETT JOHANSSON’S BOOBS ARE AWESOME.”

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This unrelenting focus on Scarlett Johansson’s appearance, coupled with the assumption that her only non-decorative role is that of an “ass-kicker,” indicates a fundamental inability to see Black Widow as the well-rounded character she actually is.

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw, “Every review of Black Widow in ‘Captain America’ is wrong” 

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misstotallyawesome:

the new Guardians of the Galaxy still looks amazing

misstotallyawesome:

the new Guardians of the Galaxy still looks amazing

redunderwear:

turbomun:

THERE WAS A GLITCH ON MY PHONE WHEN I SCROLLED DOWN THIS POST AND IM SHITTING

rob liefeld’s final form

redunderwear:

turbomun:

THERE WAS A GLITCH ON MY PHONE WHEN I SCROLLED DOWN THIS POST AND IM SHITTING

rob liefeld’s final form

remylebeaugambit:

Astonishing X-Men #62 (2013)

remylebeaugambit:

Astonishing X-Men #62 (2013)

But as far as I’m concerned, none of this actually trumps Moffat’s single most baffling achievement as a writer, now successfully accomplished in successive seasons: he is better than anyone else I know at taking a Victorian story, translating it into the 21st century, and making it MORE sexist than the original in the process. That’s a pretty impressively abject feat.