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Perspective Redux

*Warning: Graphic Language...Again*

Yep, we're back on this again.  And by this I mean http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/09/22/starfire-catwoman-sex-superheroine/

This issue has already been reviewed to Hell and back, then for good measure ground into the earth and purged with fire.  But I have more to say.

I still haven't read either of the comics featuring Starfire or Catwoman.  But thanks to reviews like the link above as well as this one http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/ir/lag/comic/32598-dcnu-week-3 I feel I have more than enough information for what I want to discuss.

As I said when I covered this topic two days ago, female characters who own their sexuality are far more attractive than ones who exist just for the camera.  In Red Hood and the Outlaws the reason for Starfire's 'free love' approach is because apparently, as a rule for her species, they don't remember things about Earth because it doesn't matter enough to them, and so they live in the moment.  To the point that Starfire cannot remember the names of her old teammates on the Teen Titans, and worse, it's implied she slept with them and can't be bothered to remember the names of her past trysts.

This is a problem for me for two reasons.  First and foremost, as I've said, she has been reduced to a sexual tool more than a person.  Someone whose emotions are inconsequential and forgotten in favor of being used for male gratification.

Taking a moment to look at this just from a Comic/Superhero perspective, my second problem is also regarding the lack of emotional connection.  Before the reboot, Starfire was in a committed relationship with Robin, to the point that they shared a bed and obviously had a sexual connection as well as emotional.  And that's the key here, emotional connection.

Taking away not only that connection, but all of her ability to even remake those connections, means that she will remain a void of a character, good for nothing more than cheap thrills for her male teammates.  A cumdump, sorry but it had to be said.  Taking away Starfire's emotions leaves a character I would not want to be on a team with.  Superheroes are frequently in dangerous and passionate situations, why would you want a teammate who cannot invest themselves in the way needed?  They would be a liability in any situation, particularly for Starfire as canonically her powers are FUELED BY HER FUCKING EMOTIONS!!

*sigh* That's all I've got for now.  This is such a frustrating topic to cover.  And I haven't even gotten started on Catwoman being penetrated on a dirty Gotham rooftop.

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