The most amazing tumblr popped up in my facebook newsfeed this week.
It calls attention to how absurd the “Strong Female Character Pose” in comic books is by replacing the female character with Hawkeye in the same pose. Many female characters in comics are routinely drawn in physically impossible positions, with seemingly broken spines, in order for their breasts and butts to appear prominently. The tumblr Escher Girls has been around for a while and routinely calls attention to insane poses in a funny way, with some users even attempting to recreate the poses.
Sorry (not sorry) for all the hyperlinks, there are way too many amazing examples on this site.
I think this is a very interesting way for fans to interact with the material, and express their overall dissatisfaction with the way most female characters are represented in the media they enjoy. What do you guys think? Effective way to try to make meaningful change or just funny?