THIS. I’ve loved David Willis for this Shortpacked for forever, but Kevin Bolk always puts up a good fight as well, and I wanted to express my appreciation to both I always like seeing male artists take a stand against female objectification in comics. It needs to be an outside perspective, unfortunately, to get the point across sometimes - because as soon as a woman like myself comments on the problem all we hear in response is “you’re just jealous” and “you know you want to look like that.” Actually, I don’t. I know people who are constantly being belittled for their abilities because they’re drop dead gorgeous or they have huge breasts.
I’m not saying there aren’t women out there who want this - but let’s be honest… it’s mostly men who want this kind of woman. It is not completely their fault either - they’re constantly bombarded by media and society that tells them this is what a woman should look like, just as much as women are. Of course both men and women have a skewed perspective with this influence.
Well I have news for you - BOOBS ARE FAT. MOST WOMEN WITH HUGE BREASTS DO NOT HAVE TINY DELICATE WAISTS. That small percentage of women who do have tiny waists and huge breasts almost always have serious health issues due to so much weight on a frame that can’t support it.
But the real problem is not so much how they look - as others have pointed out, men are portrayed as strong muscled hunks in comics and other media as well (although I have to point to Shortpacked here, because they argue so much better than I ever could on that point). My major problem as far as objectification is the lack of women with distinct personalities. As a comics and anime fan, I’m constantly running up against females that are not well rounded characters. It’s like people don’t know how to write female characters. Women only use their bodies to get what they want, but beyond their bodies and sex appeal their characters always seem empty and lacking.
All I want is for female characters to have more power than the “power” they gain using their bodies to manipulate. This stems way back to the antifeminist church fathers’ writings way back in medieval times; they used to attack women for the same thing. I feel we should be past that at this point in time, don’t you?
Kevin Bolk managed three sets of both boobs and butts! He is a wizard!