As comics have evolved, the female superheroes have been written to become solid characters independent of their male counterparts. However, despite this progression, women in comics continue to be illustrated as sexy, voluptuous, and alluring. They demonstrate strength and independence, but for the male reader, mostly sexual appeal. “If anything, the comics of today are more blatantly sexist and provocative than ever. For every positive female role model, two negative ones can be found” (Lavin 97).
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For instance, one reader who is age 6 or 7 may read at the level of a 9 or 10 year old, it all depends on the child. Age banding therefore creates a “betrayal of trust between the reader and the author” (130). Age banding can also “disregard the creativity of authors” (130). The age bans are “harmful to children’s enjoyment of reading,” as children may not appreciate or pick up a book that is targeted for a younger age group than their own. The same goes for young readers who are confident and may be “put off by books that fit their ability” rather than their age (130).
Action films typically depict men as being more powerful than women. James Cameron’s action film Aliens does not conform to the expectations of the genre as it has a strong female protagonist, Ellen Ripley, surrounded by ineffective incompetent male characters. Additionally, other female characters in the narrative such as the Alien queen, Newt and Vasquez, are more powerful than male characters in the film. The film challenges the standard action film formula to promote the message that women are just as or even more competent than men in a range of physical and mental situations. Ellen Louise Ripley, (one of the first female action heroes) played a colossal role in revolutionising the film industry.
Hercules is most known for being very self confident, but is also known for being crazy, and unpredictable because of Hera’s spell she casted on him people came to believe these things. Katniss and Hercules are both considered hero’s. Just because they have different quest, strengths, and personalities. All these things being different doesn’t make one more a hero than the
In today’s society, the hero of any movie is normally a white male or female. It is not in the norm to see a Hispanic, Asian, or Black person saving the world or being the main star of a movie. These main characters have different characteristics than the secondary character that happens to be of a different race. For example: In the movie “The Incredibles”, the lead actor is ‘Mr. Incredible’, who happens to be a white male that is incredibly fit and someone all the super heroes wish to be.
Every time the topic of sexism in comics is brought up, there is always a certain amount of people who try to defend it. They give the obscurest of arguments to defend their vanishing fantasy of a male-dominated world, such as: Male superheroes are drawn the same way female superheroes are; Superheroes are supposed to look sexually appealing since their clothes are usually tight; A lot of women like the way females are portrayed in the comics; You do not have to read the comics if you don’t like it; It is childish to be getting upset about such a “trivial” matter; Women are objectified in magazines too so it should not be a big deal. All of these arguments, obviously, are senseless. There can be no argument that supports sexism and still makes sense. Firstly, male superheroes are drawn as a symbol of power and nobility whereas women are drawn as sex symbols rather than heroic symbols.
Being a woman who displays such strength, confidence, and power can be a threat to most men. Everyone has a few hurdles to jump over, in the process of running to their success. As a black woman Rice had to face the indignities for the color of her skin. Again as a woman going up against men for two sexist positons that most men believe should be held by men. I commend Rice on the power move of holding those positions as
2. This passage from Junot Diaz’s Brief Wondrous life of Oscar Wao is significant because it initiates the growing tension between Oscar and his love for comic books. Oscar is fascinated by the idea of superheroes which developed his interest to write comic books. Oscar only had a wish to have a girlfriend, but the fact that Oscar’s love for comic books and sci-fi animes was not allowing him to have a girlfriend. These comic books and animes in a way distract him from seeing that what is happening in the world which makes him ill-informed about the world.
Banned Books are books that are prohibited by law or to which free access is not permitted by other means. Banning books is against the writers right for freedom of speech, which is the first amendment. Students have the right to read, reading is not illegal, so why ban books? If a reader is mature enough to handle some curse words or bad behavior then they should be able to read banned books. Some people believe books should not be banned in schools/libraries but just because you do not like it does not mean it should be taken away, that is the authors freedom of speech.