Women in comics just want to express themselves. All the time. With their bodies.

Here’s Donna Troy. She’s not gonna let that jacket get in the way of what she’s got to say

donna troy expressing herself

No sir

donna troy expressing herself 2

Batgirl’s a bit shy but she’s trying to conquer her fears. Apparently next issue sees her victorious

batgirl expressing herself

Sage is having a bath. Later (and for the rest of the issue) she’ll decide against wearing clothes.

sage expressing herself

Ummm… you know, like in the movie

ummm...

Always nice to see strong minded women being frank and open. Poor Batman if only he could summon up the courage.

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7 Responses to “What’s wrong with bein’ sexy? the frank and open edition”

  1. Bots'wana Beast Says:

    the Wolverstique fight this ish… the whole thing, I actually think is quite a shocking and raw wee psychosexual vignette*, aside from the fairly constant pentration of blades to nekkid blue skin, the bit where – I can’t really believe I’m going to type this – where she has a kind of vaginal pouch above her ass in which she is hiding a gun is just, oh, “parse that, sexual therapist”. It’s kind of amazing and trumps the prior issue for layered fuckest-uppest-ocity.

    *I don’t know I’d say it was rape-y – I mean Mystique clearly does not want them claws in her, obviously. But, otoh, she is literally blowing his mind right there.

  2. Papers Says:

    I have to say, of all those images, the Batgirl one bothers me the least, because her body looks somewhat — physically possible. Donna Troy’s presumed lack of internal organs freaks me out.

  3. Birdy Says:

    I’m more and more convinced that the entire Wolverine character surrounds these really weird mother issues, a bunch of violence against women and masochism (and a ton of homoeroticism).

    In three films, he fights and stabs-penetrates women as if they’re his Final Boss (and one he inserts another phallic object into a woman’s womb and kills her with the dirty silver goo that he also has inside of him). He killed Mariko. Silver Fox is refrigerated in order for him to angst that it was his fault (“I KILLED HER! I’M A MONSTER! WHAAAA!”). That Mystique image above must be some Nth time he guts her. I’m sure there are others I don’t remember or haven’t read.

    So much so that I thought Logan killing Jean in Morrison’s run was basically the same sort of moment as the “I’m no philosopher, I’m just a killing machine” bit, the use of Magneto, Fenix’s death and the other bits of half-ass semi-ironic pastiche of the culminations of these tropes and unertones behind the stories and these characters. “Yeah, yeah, we all know this by now. He mercy-kills her, but still violently, cries in pain a bit etc etc”.

  4. David C Says:

    Don’t have much to say other than to praise the quality of writing and analysis on this site. As far as I can find, there is none better out there.

  5. Qthgrq Says:

    Thanks, David

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