Saturday, March 23, 2013

Hawkeye Initiative: Male superhero duplicates women’s awkward poses

Female superhero flies through air, carrying male superhero
Source angels-assemble on Tumblr
My brother Andrew R. Parkhill shared this on his Facebook timeline: The Hawkeye Initiative duplicates female superheroes’ -- ahem -- overly exhibitive, off-balance postures with a male superhero, Clint “Hawkeye” Barton. It’s a refreshing alternative and commentary upon depictions of women in superhero comics. And it’s timely given the emphasis of my women’s health class upon media portrayals and social attitudes about women.

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