May. 14th, 2012

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This started out as a G+ comment, and then I realized I didn't feel like getting into it with people there. Then it went into a G+ post, but it got long and ranty, and there's no cut tags on G+. So over here it came.

I have to admit, sometimes the whole "that's sexist!" discussion confuses me- and I'm female. I like looking sexy. I like looking at things that look sexy. I also like characters that kick ass, regardless of what they are (or aren't) wearing. As far as I can tell, this makes me sexist.

I don't have a problem with anyone saying they'd like to see more modestly dressed female characters. I think that's a perfectly reasonable, valid, important thing to ask for. I don't see a problem with things like pointing out how idiotic most supergal poses are compared to their male counterparts, or how almost every urban fantasy out there with a woman protagonist has a cheesy image on the cover. Women are almost universally pictured sexy first, and there should be more of a balance.
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