Thursday, June 22, 2006

"Where's My Adolescent Power Fantasy?"

... individuals who call strong women characters "men with breasts" or "Amazons" (same tone as "Unicorns") are missing something very important. They've probably realized that superheroes are an "Adolescent Power Fantasy" because that much is obvious. But they think of twelve year old boys when they think of it. They haven't looked beyond their own gender to realize that woman also have "Adolescent Power Fantasies." It's unheard of, because females are supposed to fantasize about love and romance and world peace and crap like that. Women don't want to be punch out the people who offend them. That's ridiculous, only men have those impulses.

5 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

David Moles said...

Okay, but Power Girl still needs a consistent back story, set of powers and bra size.

Patrick said...

And we need a reason beyond "REALLY helpful tailoring" that Supergirl's "S" is at ALL readable.

Unsane said...

Forceful female emotions are often condemned as dangerous to the self and others. Therefore if a woman feels strongly about anything, she is dismissed as being 'out of her mind'.

David Moles said...

What if she doesn't feel strongly about anything, but just dispassionately throws bad guys through plate glass windows?

Unsane said...

>>What if she doesn't feel strongly about anything, but just dispassionately throws bad guys through plate glass windows?



That's generally considered more than acceptable. It is the "feeling strongly about something" which is undersood as dangerous! 

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