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Tag Archive: sexualization

Aug 22 2013

Hugh Jackman for Men vs Hugh Jackman for Women

Hugh Jackman on the cover of Muscle and Fitness, scowling, bare-chested, with Wolverine claws and ridiculously ripped musculature

The Mary Sue points out this probably entirely unintentional juxtaposition of Hugh Jackman magazine covers, illustrating beautifully the fact that idealized comic book males are actually male power fantasies, not designed to be beefcake for women the same way that the comic book ladies are cheesecake for men.

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May 16 2012

Zero Suit Master Chief: Turnabout is fair play, except for your spine

zero suit master chief

One of the things that bugs me the most about Zero Suit Samus is that Samus is, ordinarily, a tank, and a female in armor is a rarity in fantasy and science fiction whereas every man is allowed to wear sensible protection. Video game heroes who wear armor get to keep that trademark armor through …

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