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Marvel and Disney use the Avengers to set girls back 60 years!

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So a couple of websites are showing this picture this morning,

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Seems like Marvel and Disney have decided to marginalize girls once again. Not to mention the female members of the Avengers. This shirt retails at the Disney store for $24.50, for a t-shirt that’s an insult to women. Yeesh

I’ve mentioned before that as the father of a 7-year-old girl I’m always looking for ways to bring positive female role models into her life. Guess what? This ain’t it. When I showed Rebecca this shirt she told me it should say “I don’t need a hero, I am one.” Make me that shirt Marvel. And maybe put a female hero on it. Like Wasp, you know the one time leader of the Avengers (and the West Coast Avengers), or Black Widow who stole the show in Iron Man 2 by cleaning the clocks of a dozen guards without breaking a sweat.

But they won’t. They really are woefully ignorant of what the public wants. It’s a damn shame and a missed opportunity. Maybe the media &*#$storm will change their minds…

source: badassdigest.com, #missrep, www.huffingtonpost.com, reelgirl.com, io9.com

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2 Comments

  1. I’ve always noticed the female heroes are mostly just afterthoughts. There aren’t many female heroes who weren’t just afterthoughts.
    Even worse, is more often than not, the female hero outfits are more insult than anything else. The guys get full body coverage for protection, but the girls get string bikinis to fight in? Yeah, I’d really want someone shooting at me while I’m wearing no protection other than that… NOT! That’s what girls get for letting the guys design the girl heroes. My own female heroes have better protective coverage for the most part. In any case, at least they’re wearing more realistic costumes. I’ve seen some that are pretty much physically impossible in reality.
    I could go nuts about how the female heroes are stereotypes and nothing but sex appeal for the most part because most of the time guys are behind them as their writers, artists and creators. Sorry, but it’s rare a girl is involved in making comic books. Almost all the major ones are done by guys. I haven’t even heard of any comic books made by girls, unless you start looking at Japanese Manga, then there’s a few.
    I’m one of those rare girls – I make my own comic books and self-publish them. I make my own cloth “action figures” to go with them. The result is over 600 fans on Facebook.
    My Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DreamAngelComicBooks
    My blog: http://www.dreamangelsparadise.com/blog/
    One note on the T-shirt I almost forgot: I have one with the Marvel hero girls on it that says, “Anything boys can do, girls can do better!”

  2. Jennifer Rash on

    I’ve always noticed the female heroes are mostly just afterthoughts. There aren’t many female heroes who weren’t just afterthoughts.
    Even worse, is more often than not, the female hero outfits are more insult than anything else. The guys get full body coverage for protection, but the girls get string bikinis to fight in? Yeah, I’d really want someone shooting at me while I’m wearing no protection other than that… NOT! That’s what girls get for letting the guys design the girl heroes. My own female heroes have better protective coverage for the most part. In any case, at least they’re wearing more realistic costumes. I’ve seen some that are pretty much physically impossible in reality.
    I could go nuts about how the female heroes are stereotypes and nothing but sex appeal for the most part because most of the time guys are behind them as their writers, artists and creators. Sorry, but it’s rare a girl is involved in making comic books. Almost all the major ones are done by guys. I haven’t even heard of any comic books made by girls, unless you start looking at Japanese Manga, then there’s a few.
    I’m one of those rare girls – I make my own comic books and self-publish them. I make my own cloth “action figures” to go with them. The result is over 600 fans on Facebook.
    My Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DreamAngelComicBooks
    My blog: http://www.dreamangelsparadise.com/blog/
    One note on the T-shirt I almost forgot: I have one with the Marvel hero girls on it that says, “Anything boys can do, girls can do better!”

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