12 Aug '16, 5am

"There's nothing wrong with having sex appeal, but it's a problem when it's literally the only reason a female is...

"There's nothing wrong with having sex appeal, but it's a problem when it's literally the only reason a female is...

Absolutely I think there’s a problem. Women’s roles in many stories are often minimised, sexualised, and they are almost never allowed to be the heroes of the story, let alone their own. They’re seldom portrayed as multifaceted characters ranging in body type, sexuality, race or age. Rarely do we have female protagonists that are kids, tweens, elderly, overweight or trans because they can’t be easily sexualised and are, therefore, seen as invisible to the hetero male audience that companies are so keen to pander to. There’s nothing wrong with having sex appeal, but it’s a problem when it’s literally the only reason a female is being drawn into a comic: to be a sex object for the male protagonist to win in the third act. It’s a very dangerous message to perpetuate that has real-world consequences when both women and men are told variations of the same story since childhood:...

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