Sunday, June 03, 2007

Sometimes Space Monkey actually has something to say about the issues.

Lots of discussion about sexism in comic and other fiction lately. Posted in a discussion elsewhere but worth repeating:
Treating female characters like they're made out of porcelain is just as sexist as the opposite extreme. Stories, by and large, are built out of bad things happening to characters and them dealing with it. And some types of stories are violent, yes.

If bad things aren't allowed to happen to female characters... Well, in the end you're just going to have less female characters, and those that are left will be there to support the male leads.

(The context: violence against the female lead in this Small Press Idol participant. Go vote, whether it is for this entry or for any other.)


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