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Batman would never stand like that

Continuing the comic book theme: this 2010 post by Megan Rosalarian Gedris about gender and presentation in comics is great… largely because instead of telling, it shows:

That’s Megan’s rendering, copied directly from source material; here are both versions side-by-side. And here’s more.

Comic books politics aside—this made me laugh, and laugh, and laugh.


Megan’s strategy of using pics instead of words is perfect, and her point is clearly made, but while the costumes and poses are consistent with woman superheroes, the physiques of male superheroes are not.

Nice! Thanks for relaying this… great work by Megan. I agree, the talent to ‘show’ — demonstrating her argument — makes it undeniable.
Cheers, P

I think she makes her point, as you say, Nick. The playfulness of the male ‘superheroes physiques’ adds something … a bit of satire? Good stuff. – P

Agreed, the satirical component certainly adds to the hilarity, but it degrades the main point.

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