As I was looking for the general public’s opinion of female superheroes online, I stumbled upon a website that was very thought provoking. The article talks about the recent debate about the role of females in the comic book industry. It also discusses the portrayal of men and women in comics, and shows a few clips from Joe Philip’s gallery of iconic male superheroes. His gallery portrays these male superheroes with “blatantly provocative poses and outfits as female superheroines.” The article stated that DC comics redid their staffing and left only a small percentage of female writers and artists (which is why this debate occurred). I think this article is important because it shows the counter example of sexuality of women (in the form of sexualized men) and shows how the images are almost laughable! The way the men are dressed seems like they came right off of a men's underwear add, not from a comic that people of all ages read. The article ends with a question that we have talked about briefly in class: Would more women read comics if guys were drawn sexier? What do you think of these images?