Saturday, September 24, 2011
The Most Empowering of Them All
I just wanted to say that so far out of everything we have read that Rouge was my favorite, simply because it had the most empowered women out of all of the comics I've seen. Rouge has her relationship with Gambit, the only real male role in the mini series, but she is not obsessed with him. She also has her past relationship with Cody that she has to work through, and by the end she realizes that she can finally move on. It takes someone really strong to move on from something such as putting the boy you love into a coma for the rest of his life and accept that the past is the past. The villains, Bella Donna and Chandra, are both also women. The men in the story get bounded and gagged by the women, which is an interesting turn of events since the opposite is what usually happens. Rouge, who cares deeply about both men, fights for them and keeps fighting even after her powers get taken away. She doesn't even give up when she gets stabbed in the shoulder. I think she is a true superheroine. She's strong, she's independent, and she does not give up. She does not wear a skimpy little outfit, yet she is still considered beautiful by the men in the story. Even the villains had full body outfits on. I liked this comic best because it shows women as strong and capable, and at the same time doesn't exploit them at all.