10 Stupid Arguments People Use To Defend Comic Book Sexism

10 Stupid Arguments People Use To Defend Comic Book Sexism


An article from 2014 that is no less relevant today. Not surprisingly, all the arguments listed have their place on the Female Armor Rhetoric Bingo.

Here’s one of the summarizing paragraphs of the list which I find most important:

If people only “lose their minds” when the comics industry objectifies women or ignores its female audience, that’s because it’s not happening the other way around. Male readers are not being ignored, and female readers are not being pandered to at the cost of men’s dignity.


more debunking of pro-sexualization rhetoric on BABD  

Given that there’s currently an issue with an editor at Marvel being harassed for existing posting a selfie with coworkers, it’s probably a good time to bring back this core point that there’s a demographic that’s definitely intent on trying to keep women (among others) out of the mediums like comics or games.

And on the topic of these despicable individuals blaming women (and diversity in general) for Marvel’s reduced sales, there’s also an a great thread by Kurt Busiek talking about how comic’s decline can be linked to the industry actively focusing on only the straight white cis male demographic.

– wincenworks