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With Power Girl getting her own series isn't it about time to cover up the clevage? I mean at least a bit. Sex sells. I get it. Women superheroes have traditionally been depicted as 'sexy' first and foremost. Ok. But with Power Girl it just has always felt like the line between sexy and slutty doesn't exist. Are we really supposed to believe that a strong assertive woman in 2009 would go out to fight crime dressed like that? I'd at least like it if for once another woman in a comic would call her out on it! \:\-\)
In case you're wondering - Yes, I'm straight. I still think it's overdone.
In case you're wondering - Yes, I read that 'the hole symobolizes my search for identity' story. All I can say to that is show a picture of Power Girl to any woman you know and give them that explaination. Let me know if you can do it with a straight face and if they can listen to your 'explaination' without rolling their eyes! \(wink\)


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Ohotmu the all-knowing





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    ...Are we really supposed to believe that a strong assertive woman in 2009 would go out to fight crime dressed like that?

    ...Let me know if you can do it with a straight face and if they can listen to your 'explaination' without rolling their eyes!


...Kara is not an Earth woman. Perhaps shame and modesty among women is uncommon on Krypton. Perhaps bountiful cleavage is some sort of sign of divine favor on Krypton.

And, yeah, I dropped this same explanation on my wife when she saw that Powergirl/Black Canary cover from the "Lightning Saga" storyline. I successfully did so with a straight face, but she *did* roll her eyes.

Ohotmu




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Anthony





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        ...Let me know if you can do it with a straight face and if they can listen to your 'explaination' without rolling their eyes!



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    ...Kara is not an Earth woman. Perhaps shame and modesty among women is uncommon on Krypton. Perhaps bountiful cleavage is some sort of sign of divine favor on Krypton.



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    And, yeah, I dropped this same explanation on my wife when she saw that Powergirl/Black Canary cover from the "Lightning Saga" storyline. I successfully did so with a straight face, but she *did* roll her eyes.



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Scarecrow




I dont care what anyone says Power Girls outfit is hot.


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mykosnightshade




I always have liked the costume. And my wife (a corporate mid-management)
thinks its fine. she recognized it , but thought if she's got it she can flaunt it, plus it might cause some to be distracted and some even bothered. Advantage Power Girl. Plus looking at what many ladies wear during the summer the little circle is nothing. And since I don't think PG really gets cold , why not



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zvelf


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    With Power Girl getting her own series isn't it about time to cover up the clevage? I mean at least a bit. Sex sells. I get it. Women superheroes have traditionally been depicted as 'sexy' first and foremost. Ok. But with Power Girl it just has always felt like the line between sexy and slutty doesn't exist. Are we really supposed to believe that a strong assertive woman in 2009 would go out to fight crime dressed like that? I'd at least like it if for once another woman in a comic would call her out on it!


Is it realistic? No. Is it objectifying? Yes. Does it help sell comics? Probably. Is it sexy? Definitely. Are these the same answers you'd give to 80% of the female superheroes out there? Yeah.

I think her costume's better than Witchblade's (if you can call that a costume) or Emma Frost's or any number of other heroines. So ultimately, unless you're going to boycott comics in general, I don't think it's reasonable to single out Power Girl.





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...she dresses as if she was an easy going, light-hearted, woman with whom it is easy to flirt and have a laugh together, when actually she isn't. She's the complete opposite of that. Her costume doesn't match her personality at all, which leads me to think that either she's wrongly designed, or she's just badly written.




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Superman's Pal

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... when I look at her I just want to cradle those fat daddies! Is that so wrong?



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    ...she dresses as if she was an easy going, light-hearted, woman with whom it is easy to flirt and have a laugh together, when actually she isn't. She's the complete opposite of that. Her costume doesn't match her personality at all, which leads me to think that either she's wrongly designed, or she's just badly written.


 
Yeah, it's time to add a little fabric. Then again, I would have preferred 7 of 9 in a Star Fleet uniform instead of the cat suit. Would have been a lot classier AND a lot sexier, IMHO.




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    ...she dresses as if she was an easy going, light-hearted, woman with whom it is easy to flirt and have a laugh together, when actually she isn't. She's the complete opposite of that. Her costume doesn't match her personality at all, which leads me to think that either she's wrongly designed, or she's just badly written.



Or maybe her costume reveals a side of her personality that she keeps private. It's easy to dismiss something as bad writing, but it's a little unfair, too.

As for her look, I say keep it exactly as it is. If you can believe that a woman can fly and shoot lasers from her eyes, it's not so unbelievable that she would dress provocatively.

Besides, she's a beautiful woman (as all comic book women are) and I, for one, enjoy feminine beauty. Does that mean I look at them as objects? Of course not. Does it mean that I enjoy looking at them? You bet.

Keep the costume exactly as is, I say.




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    ...she dresses as if she was an easy going, light-hearted, woman with whom it is easy to flirt and have a laugh together, when actually she isn't. She's the complete opposite of that. Her costume doesn't match her personality at all, which leads me to think that either she's wrongly designed, or she's just badly written.

I really don't think she's the opposite of that. Well, a woman of her beauty and strength isn't going to be easy to flirt with, but I think she can be light-hearted. She's just in a serious business, and she takes it seriously.




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