SEXISM IN COMIC BOOKS: Distortion of Females as their Readership Now Equals Males #comicbooksexism #womenrespect

We need to keep pointing out sexism in comics, writes i09’s Rob Bricken, precisely because a double standard has existed for so long: “And now we’re trying to muddle our way to actual equality. Because comics have been traditionally made for an almost exclusively male audience, and the entire industry built itself around it; because female readers almost equal male readers now and they deserve to be acknowledged and treated with respect. Because like so many things, practices that were once considered acceptable are no longer.”

“Despite some major advancement for female characters, and an increasing presence of female writers and illustrators, women in the comics continue to be portrayed primarily as sexual spectacles.”

— Sheena C. Howard, “Black Comics”


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