This is the kind of thing I’m talking about
December 2, 2011
So. Avengers. I can’t wait. We all know it. Over the summer, a publicity poster was released:
(Click to make big.) I love this poster, because it’s full of action and character. It’s dynamic, it’s fun. Also — Black Widow looks awesome. She’s wearing sensible clothing, and she’s in the same action pose as Captain America. She isn’t a “girl hero” here, she’s just one of the heroes.
Contrast to this, the newer poster recently released:
You know why I hate this one? Which of these is not like the other? The men have these manly 3/4 profile poses, looking very serious and ready for action. Black Widow: 3/4 profile — from the back. Here, everyone, look at my ass. It’s what makes this cartoon so funny — because it’s true. It happens. It’s a little tiny thing. But it’s important, because it happens over and over again and it tells us what Hollywood thinks women are here for, and it’s not being heroes. Black Widow ought to be more than her ass, you know? She’s an Avenger.