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Are Comics inherently sexist?

Comics are inherently sexist. They are inherently sexist because they have to over exaggerate certain aspects of the sexes, especially the illustrators. They have to do this because in order to grab the audiences attention the characters must appear superior to the average human. These exaggerations usually end up being on parts of the body that are specific to each sex. For example women are usually disproportionate in have thin waists, large breasts, and attractive faces. Men are usually portrayed as having broad shoulders and large biceps.

Other then the illustrations the storylines of comics have been inherently sexist. For example Wonder Woman is portrayed as a strong, powerful, independent woman. He has the opportunity to marry the man of her dreams but in every comic something gets in the way of their marriage. The point the author was trying to make was that if Wonder Woman ever got married she would cease being a super hero, and be stuck being a stay at home mom. She would have to trade her adventures with villains for keeping the house in order and taking care of the children. This is a sexist view because no matter what Wonder Woman can never have what she really wants. Also the comic of Wonder Woman is sexist because of the fact that people view her as a lesbian just because she is not married. As if all women have to be married of have to be lesbians. Comics have been sexist since the creation of the first female super hero and continue to be sexist to this day.


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