Left is the new Wonder Woman. Being deemed still too skinny and frail.
Right is Kacy Catanzaro, the first female to advance to the finals of American Ninja. Considered strong and inspiring to female athletes.
Stop assuming someone is weak based off your closed minded ignorant ideals.
I hadn’t really considered this. Interesting point!
Look, I ain’t sayin that I don’t think she could kick ass, that’s not my issue. My issue is that we don’t get to see big women, pretty much ever. And Wonder Woman is the Big Woman, she’s an amazon for chrissake. She supposed to tower over everyone, with shoulders wider than a football field and hands that could crush a man’s skull. It’s undeniable that frailty is built into the media’s portrayal of what’s attractive, and Wonder Woman ain’t having any of that.
The new one looks great, but next to superman? Errrr
Give me beefcake Wonder Woman. Give me a femininity symbol that IS aggressive, strong, and powerful.
Ok, I’m with you, but that final note little fucked up
Yes, we desperately need varying expressions of femininity in television. Yes, we’re particularly lacking (what a fuckin understatement) in media representations of women that are anything other than lean &or toned. Yes, I will fight to see Woman Woman built like the Amazonian brick shithouse she by all rights should be
But, with that last line, you’re kinda suggesting that a woman needs to have a large, physical imposing, muscular body in order to “aggressive, strong, and powerful” and that other forms of feminine presentation/women with other body types can’t exhibit these qualities. That’s what the original post was calling out in the first place
Please, argue the point that we need woman of all fuckin shapes and sizes to be represented in media, because we do. Fight until you’re blue in the face for Wonder Woman in particular because her character history does make her a prime fuckin candidate for a different physicality. But, while we’re at it, can we try not to bring the discussion around to a point where we’re going “this particular body type is the one that best embodies aggression, strength and power”
You’re right, that didn’t come out how I meant it :/ I am in no way suggesting other woman-types don’t have power. What I’d like to see women presented in the crazy-power-thing that male superheroes get, with the insane rob liefeld muscles. I’m all behind your buffys and supergirls, but let me get my she-hulk too.
But I didn’t say it right, am doofus
This dominant narrative surrounding the inevitability of female objectification and victimhood is so powerful that it not only defines our concepts of reality but it even sets the parameters for how we think about entirely fictional worlds, even those taking place in the realms of fantasy and science fiction. It’s so normalized that when these elements are critiqued, the knee-jerk response I hear most often is that if these stories did not include the exploitation of women, then the game worlds would feel too “unrealistic” or “not historically accurate”. What does it say about our culture when games routinely bend or break the laws of physics and no one bats an eye? When dragons, ogres and magic are inserted into historically influenced settings without objection. We are perfectly willing to suspend our disbelief when it comes to multiple lives, superpowers, health regeneration and the ability to carry dozens of weapons and items in a massive invisible backpack. But somehow the idea of a world without sexual violence and exploitation is deemed too strange and too bizarre to be believable.Tropes vs Women in Video Games, Women as Background Decoration: Part 2 (via femfreq)