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***Warning:  Crude Language Ahead.***

It's a funny thing.  Here I am a typical mid 20s guy, aware of my own interests and of what's around me.

Do I check women out?  Oh you bet I do.  But I am still aware of the fact that they exist as people first and foremost, and that their appearance (and my opinions on that) is extraneous to the fact that they are a PERSON.

Why do I bring this up you ask?  This, http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/09/22/starfire-catwoman-sex-superheroine/ this is why.

That article very accurately sums up some severe problems with what is going on with the new line of DC comics right now.  The heroines aren't being treated as heroic women.  They're being treated as sexual tools and nothing more.

This is a problem.  This is a very, VERY severe problem.

And it isn't just in comics, it happens in all forms of media from comics to movies to video games and beyond.  This has nothing to do with the medium(s) themselves, and everything to do with the people behind the characters.

In my opinion a female character who owns her sexuality is far more attractive and sexy than one who is a sexual object.  If I wanted just sexual gratification...I have my hand for that!  I would much MUCH rather see a female character who is strong and in control of her sexuality than one who is posing for the viewer.

That's not attractive, it's porn.

Thank you, that is all.

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