Hello. Everyone. I’ve been doing some thinking about something. And perhaps reading some things about the depiction of women and girls in media. and honestly, something occurred to me. Something doesn’t have to be sexy to be attractive. Some things just are pleasing to the eye.
Take everyone’s favorite female superheroes. everyone knows they are hypersexualised. the question is whether this is okay or not. really, the outfits are not the main problem. it is the poses and camera angles. The Camera is the culprit more than anything. I’m not talking about making things boring and Realistic. Screw that! I want more pretty stuff. I want my fanservice, Dammit! you can’t have all the fun. Here is a perfect example of people completely missing the point. Practical Superhero Costumes. Boring. lacking in colour and imagination. That’s not realism, and besides- the entire point is to have some fun! (see image on right) I’m using supergirl as an example.
And I certainly don’t want the one on the left. But hey, I found the ‘femminist’ one looking
for the middle one. I was pretty taken aback by the lack of colour and all the rest. Oh, have a look at the rest of this person’s designs. they are amazing! Well, they are certainly a step up from what we have.
Anyway, I was wondering what all of you thought of the look. And I don’t like all of them to be honest. but hey, they are better than the bikini look.
I will come clean with all of you. I’m Actually asexual. Sexual appearance doesn not make sense to me. And to me, When I see a woman with breasts that are spilling out of her shirt in an absurd fashion, do you know what the first thing I think is? Those are out of proportion with the rest of her body. Oh, and I wonder how uncomfortable it is. It does not conform to the golden mean or Fibonacci. It is ‘wrong’. Curves cease to flow properly, and jut out at awkward angles. Astetically, it is ugly to me. If you look at greek statues they painstakingly made sure that every part was in perfect proportion. But these days that is lost. The romans made cheap imitations without understanding classical proportion. Mind you, it wasn’t just the Greeks. Just about any ancient Culture will display the same principles. Egypt, China, and many others.
Ah, But you say this body is unrealistic? Well, people in ancient times didn’t have supermarkets…
But I will let that be for now, and continue. So I guess my next question is whether or not any of you find these images appealing. After all, I gathered them with tremendous difficulty. You Can still be stunning without being sexy. I suppose the word is elegance.
Oh, and if you click on them they get bigger and stuff. True story. And yes, These appeal to my own personal tastes. That’s what I’m curious about. What do you all think of these images? And yes, they are not realistic. That’s the whole charm of fantasy and make-believe. you can do things that are impossible. and the more realistic womanly depictions freak me out.
So screw the people who want to make everything realistic. And Screw the people putting women in bikinis all the time. I want my elegance and grace. And I just wondered if anyone had considered that maybe there was a middle ground between oversexualisation and annoying boring and realistic. And maybe, just maybe I can get my fix without having to go to absurd lengths one day.
Thanks for reading.