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May 7, 2012

“What if the male Avengers posed like the female one?”

Sexy Avengers is Sexist.

With thanks for the tip to Reddit.

Sorta relephant bonus: Standing like a Superhero for as little as two minutes changes our testosterone and cortisol levels, increases our appetite for risk, causes us to perform better in job interviews, and generally configures our brains to cope well in stressful situations. (psychologytoday.com)

Avengers’ Booty Ass-emble.”

Illustration above by Kevin Bolk:

“This is a parody of this promo art [at, ahem, bottom. ~ ed] for the Avengers movie. I couldn’t help but notice that in most of the ad material, the guys are all in heroic stances but Black Widow is almost always in an impractical, curved-spine “booty shot” pose. Figured I’d flip it around for my lady friends out there. Seemed only fair.

Them’s some strong male characters, amirite?”

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And the original:

“New promo image for “The Avengers” which would be awesome if only Black Widow wasn’t in a ridiculous and impractical “look at my ass” pose. It just seems unfair that everyone else gets to be heroic and she’s just “Ohai! Pin-Up!” >_<“

 

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___ Feb 28, 2016 2:54am

Women try to look attractive with makeup and stuff, then get mad when men think they're attractive.

Shonna White Jun 4, 2014 9:18am

What I think gets missed a lot in conversations lately, is it's okay for people to find people sexually attractive. They pose the woman in a boobs and butt shot that, albeit is out of place, is sexually attractive . . . and SAME WITH THE GUYS! They all have bodies and poses that are assertive and powerful, things that a LOT of women find attractive (seriously, admit it ladies, the romance novel industry that portrays a highly sexualized and unrealistic male stereotype (and gag worthy female stereotypes as well, if you ask me), is far from starving.
People seriously need to stop trying to make other people fit into their sexual ideal. Bring out the guns on rapey behaviour, but freaking hell, admit it, WOMEN OBJECTIFY THE CRAP OUT OF MEN WHEN THEY'RE NOT AROUND. have you ever seen women at a male strip show? Personally, I lost my voice.
As a woman, I'm made to feel guilty because I like a strong, confident, sexually assertive man (provided he's classy). Every time I turn around I'm faced with something that tells me that it's wrong I think that way.
I say we turn it around. Leer at men, cat call them, you know you're already doing it in your head.

Tara Aug 13, 2013 4:35pm

This made me literally LOL!

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