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(Yahoo)   Come for the pink Spidey-skirt, stay for the sassy anorexic Spidergirl   (shine.yahoo.com) divider line 20
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2013-10-17 02:20:11 PM
3 votes:

frepnog: [img.fark.net image 600x806]

Why can they never get the mask right?  all that bunching looks terrible.


and those shoes and that coat, jeeeeez!

i6.photobucket.com
2013-10-17 01:57:17 PM
2 votes:

Theaetetus: [www.spirithalloween.com image 380x480]
The Dark Fluorescent Knight


Actually in continuity.

i1020.photobucket.com
2013-10-17 01:50:35 PM
2 votes:
burlyadopter.com
meh.  The coded messages from the patriarchy can always be worse.
2013-10-17 01:35:45 PM
2 votes:
www.spirithalloween.com
The Dark Fluorescent Knight
2013-10-17 05:23:57 PM
1 votes:

johneee: It's true, and the thing that always confuses me in debates like this is to what extent marketing products like this are simply a reflection of consumer preferences, and how much is an actual force that changes or pushes those preferences one way or another.

I suppose I should mention right now that I see the genderification (specific products for one gender or another rather than having gender-neutral things) of everything for kids to be problematic in and of itself. I further think that the specific gender roles assigned to boys and girls are also limiting on both side.

If we could just say that the only reason they're on the shelves is that people buy them, and so therefore it's just reacting to attitudes that are already there, well, I guess there's no problem that they reflect an incredibly reductive view of the position of women in society.


I know what you're saying but marketing didn't invent gender roles. Marketing enforces them because the people who do marketing grew up with those gender roles in mind.

The reason those gender roles exist go back to ancient times and tribes and different things people did. Now, for some people that's a naturalistic view, which is right in a sense, but very very wrong in another.

It's true that people organized in that way and it took off from there, but it's not true that it is "the natural order" of human organization. It's just the natural order that took hold in our type of society, which ended up expanding and being the most widely used model of society. Different gender and family relations developed in other cultures, but they didn't win the "genetic social race", to use an apt analogy. Tribes in the Tibet are incredibly matriarchal and the woman is the center of the family. Marriage doesn't exist and people don't leave their family houses to marry someone else. They can live alone, sure, but what usually happens is this:

A woman has 5 kids, 2 girls and 3 boys.
When they grow up, they keep living together.
The 2 sisters get men into the house to have sex with them, once they're done, the men leave.
The 3 brothers go to other women's houses to have sex with them, they go back home after that.
When the 2 sisters get pregnant, they still stay home and when they give birth, the 3 brothers take
care of the kids as if they were their own.
The kids the 3 brothers have with other women stay in those women's houses as well, to be raised
by each house, including their own brothers.

It's an interesting subversion of the paternity paradigm we have in our society. Since marriage doesn't exist, there's no tie for a woman, so she can have sex with as many men as she wants. Since it's difficult to tell who the real father is, it's up to her brothers to help raise the kids, after all, they're undeniably blood-related through the sister.
Since other men also need to take care of any child you might procreate, it balances out.

Also, the woman is the dominant one in the relations, with women having as many male partners as she wants while men usually go for only two or three.
2013-10-17 04:59:43 PM
1 votes:

johneee: Uh... I forgot if I had a point.


That you're dumb? Is that the point?

johneee: I see the genderification (specific products for one gender or another rather than having gender-neutral things) of everything for kids to be problematic in and of itself.


Yep. That must have been it.
2013-10-17 04:46:20 PM
1 votes:
Aahhh, FARK. Where a discussion on little girls Halloween costumes turns inexorably into a comparison of the relative  benefits of various tit sizes.
2013-10-17 04:01:06 PM
1 votes:

TheMysticS: As a fairly busty lady, I'd like to say wtf? Nobody's boobs look like that. If she had no cleavage showing, you'd think they're props.
Doc took her literally when she said she wanted nice melons. They're like the size and shape of a honeydew.

I guess you go girl. More power to ya. When you get too old to possibly have beachballboobies, have them cut off all the extra skin when you size down. Otherwise it looks like your chest is melting.

Seriously, menfolk- do you consider that attractive enough for everyday use? Or is it just a one-off, so to speak?


1.- Uh, yeah, real boobs can look like that. Notice she's raising her right arm which makes the breast to naturally go up and since it's strapped down by the suit it looks like a bolt-on, but check out the left breast, it's pretty natural. Don't get jealous.

2.- Yes, I find that attractive enough for everyday use. In fact, I do use it every day. Don't worry though, I don't discriminate so if a girl not so well endowed catches my attention I won't turn it down because of that reason.
2013-10-17 02:39:31 PM
1 votes:

WillofJ2: Salimeni


i1247.photobucket.com

WINNER!!!

/Oh hell yes, could not remember her name
//Like the fist of a 1000 angry gods!!!
2013-10-17 02:23:43 PM
1 votes:

WillofJ2: [lh4.googleusercontent.com image 500x500]
the boots just ruined it


boots?
2013-10-17 02:18:33 PM
1 votes:
img.myconfinedspace.com
2013-10-17 02:15:05 PM
1 votes:

frepnog: [img.fark.net image 600x806]

Why can they never get the mask right?  all that bunching looks terrible.


Mask? What Mask?
2013-10-17 02:06:53 PM
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: rocky_howard: One would think if girls want to dress like Spider-Girl they'd get a Spider-Girl costume, not this abortion.

Also, why am I not surprised that this came from Tumblr? LOL Talk about stereotypes.

The Spider-Girl abortion is only an extra included with the Brand New Day Mary Jane costume.


So wrong, yet...

www.tinygif.com
2013-10-17 02:03:00 PM
1 votes:

rocky_howard: One would think if girls want to dress like Spider-Girl they'd get a Spider-Girl costume, not this abortion.

Also, why am I not surprised that this came from Tumblr? LOL Talk about stereotypes.


The Spider-Girl abortion is only an extra included with the Brand New Day Mary Jane costume.
2013-10-17 01:55:46 PM
1 votes:
"Insects of the world...small creatures of the cosmos...lend me your powers--NOW!"
i1.ytimg.com
2013-10-17 01:52:26 PM
1 votes:
My two daughters are never girled-up versions of heroes.

i743.photobucket.com
2013-10-17 01:40:54 PM
1 votes:
I feel obligated to mention Misty Mundae.
2013-10-17 01:26:03 PM
1 votes:
Any girl who use the screen name "anglewings" does not get to complain about stereotype induced gender roles.
2013-10-17 12:19:25 PM
1 votes:
Wouldn't an "accurate" Spider-Girl costume be a spandex unitard with boobs?
2013-10-17 12:12:33 PM
1 votes:
So, wait, they use a pic of Mayday in the Ben Reilly costume on the package, but the costume looks like something puked up after a cotton candy binge?
 
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