Rightfully titled "Now X-Women Can Be Bimbos Too", Graeme McMillan's article discusses her opinion of the depiction of the X-Men women in issue 500 of Uncanny X-Men. To sugarcoat this obviously outraged message, McMillan expressed disappointment in the fact that this new cover of these women deprive them of the one quality that made them unique: that they didn't play the "stereotypical sexpot role no matter what." Now, the X-Women are literally dripping with flagrant sexual allure; especially in their suggestive poses that are far from the action scenes we saw in "The Dark Phoenix Saga."
Top Row: Storm and Rogue
Middle Row: Psylocke* and Emma Frost
Bottom Row: Kitty Pryde and Dazzler (all L-R)
McMillan notes that "this particular image kind of flattens out the character of these characters." The women in X-Men were like no others in comic books; the women weren't dressed to allure (save Emma Frost and the other "evil" women), women were shown to be more powerful than men (Jean Grey), and compared to most comics, I believe that they were treated more like equals (which was especially well displayed through the X-Men's "teamwork" dynamic). But this one image totally contradicts all of these powerful depictions of the X-Women. As Graeme McMillan said, "Would it have been too much to have just had [them] looking kick-ass instead of looking bimbo-esque, really?" I'm asking myself the exact same question...
*Totally irrelevant note but Psylocke is a character that unexplainably acquires the telekinetic abilities of Jean Grey (just a little fun fact)