Like any medium, comics has its roguesâ€™ gallery of sexist sexist portrayals of women and of relationships between women and men. And it also has some wonderful work thatâ€™s the complete opposite of that lazy claptrap. Whatâ€™s more distressing, in a way, is the way art conventions have shifted. Itâ€™s worse because in the US mainstream itâ€™s become ubiquitous and inescapable. Itâ€™s almost impossible to find women who are drawn realistically. Mostly they have breasts like dirigible airships, waists you could circle with finger and thumb, and legs that are three times as long as their torsos. And, as you say, they donâ€™t wear any clothes. Or else they do, but itâ€™s the superhero equivalent of bondage gear. I do hate that stuff. And I hate that itâ€™s become a default, so unless you spell out exactly what you want, bondage gear is what you get.
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