WHAT THE FUCK?!?!!?!!?
Bad ENOUGH that this writer called Eros a mere demigod in the preview pages, but this? THIS?! THIS?!?!?!?!?!!?!?
Even if he WASN’T a full god (which he is, he is a full god you fucking disrespectful jackasses), those bullets would be of divine origin. They would be forged by Hephaestus. They would, for all intents purposes and prior continuity, be considered B>MAGIC and therefore one of Superman’s WEAKNESSES is magic but nooooo you forgot that in your rush to make yet another aspect of Wonder Woman’s mythos subordinate to the Almighty Alpha Male Superman.
Fuck that shit. That’s a known weakness of his. That’s the strength that she out of all the members of the Justice League has. She alone is the one who can deal with divine wrath because that is HER WORLD and what makes her special and equal to Batman and Superman. DIANA can deflect the arrows or bullets of Eros with her bracelets. (And she did pre-Crisis, in Wonder Woman #322 and it was the most badass fucking thing any writer ever wrote her doing.) That is a WONDER WOMAN thing. Superman cannot block an Olympian’s magic weapons with his bare hands.
And you just fucking took that away and gave it to Superman.
You just made Superman OFFICIALLY more powerful than Wonder Woman in her own setting.
Fuck this plot arc, and everyone who thought it was a good idea.
NO DC NOOOOO WHYYYYYY. BOOOOO
In the aftermath of the rape scandals taking place in Delhi, we see the same orgy of racism and orientalism in blaming Indian culture, both by Western voices and Indian “native informants”. The angry and widespread demands of Indians, men and women alike, that the police make drastic reforms to protect women in public and to strictly punish – and even execute – rapists, do not seem to challenge these reductionist views when applied to India. Instead, commentators like Rashmee Roshan Lall provocatively suggest that “India has a woman problem,” writing in Foreign Policy.While Lall’s account is certainly more nuanced and informative than any of those by Hirsi Ali or Mona Eltahawy, the piece nonetheless exhibits the same orientalist reductionism of blaming “India” as a culture or nation for these despicable crimes.
For one, which “India” is Lall blaming? Does it include the India of the All India Democratic Women’s Association, which has actively fought sexism with from the local to national levels for over thirty years and claims millions of members? Does it include the “India” of the protesters, who are actively fighting and risking death from Kashmir to Delhi to challenge the police and demand justiice? Does it include the “India” of the victim herself? Does it include the “India” of all of those who are disgusted by this horrible crime? Because that “India” does not seem to have a “woman” problem – it seems to have a “government” problem.
OMGWTFBBQ IF I NEVER SEE ANOTHER STORY WHERE WONDER WOMAN OR THE AMAZONS ARE PORTRAYED AS FASCIST OR AS STRAIGHT UP NAZIS IT WILL NOT BE SOON ENOUGH!!! Can SOMEONE get it through DC editorials’ head that idea of feminazis are not what the Amazons are supposed be based on??? The recent number of stories where Wonder Woman or the Amazons hate/kill men just because! you know, ladies! when they don’t have men around, they just go crazy?? IDK
Wonder Woman and the Amazons can be heroic! Gail Simone, Greg Rucka, Darwyn Cooke, Phil Jimenez, George Perez….they all wrote fantastic, amazing, FUN, action packed stories about Wonder Woman and the Amazons wherein all the women did not hate and undermine each other, and the Amazons were capable of interacting with men as their equals, not some weird version of feminzai man haters which so many recent iterations have been.
“Much as Wonder Woman being the product of a feminist utopia is a fantastic story, Wonder Woman being a kind and noble hero despite what is now a pretty twisted history is still a positive message. Wonder Woman herself remains awesome. But something really great from DC’s history is now gone, and that’s kind of sad. What the Amazons represented was so cool and so unique, especially in what has historically been a male-dominated and often sexist industry. After seventy years, that’s now been done away with.
With this shift, Wonder Woman seems to be just like everyone else, a hero with a messed up past who’s trying to overcome the ever-present darkness that surrounds her. She’ll overcome it, of course, and be a stronger hero for it, but Wonder Woman was never dark or tortured or trying to deal with a screwed up history. That’s what made her different. She wasn’t a hero to excise her demons or because of a psychological break cause by serious parental issues, she was a hero because she’s an Amazon and that’s just what they do. But now she’s a hero despite being an Amazon, and that’s bumming me out some.”* - review
And I get that Azzarello is doing the noir story thing he likes to do (and I like noir! & I’ve liked other of Azzarello’s comics!) and in noir, all of society is messed up except the main hero (who is still messed up, just slightly less then society) but you know what DC, you have BATMAN and his entire cast to do noir stories with, you took WW and made her generic.Also, Noir + Magic + Man Pain = John Constantine! You already have a character for this, DC!
“Marston and Peter were creating comics for a (large) audience of mixed-gender children. Azzarello/Chiang, on the other hand, are creating comics for a (much smaller) audience of (mostly) men in their 20s, 30s, and 40s.
Azzarello’s guns and blood and zombies aren’t just pandering, though; they’re also an ideological statement. In issue #7, the first one collected in the volume, Wonder Woman learns that Paradise Island, where she grew up among her Amazon sisters, is not quite the Paradise she had assumed. Wonder Woman had thought the Amazons simply reproduced by the grace of the Gods. In reality, it turns out, they maintain their society by boarding passing ships and having sex with the (apparently willing) men. They then murder their partners, raise any girl children as their own—and trade away the males to the god Hephaestus, to work in his forge.
Marston claimed that comics were too blood-curdlingly masculine; Azzarello, in contrast, seems to be saying that comics—or at least Marston’s comics—are not blood-curdling enough. The Amazon sisterhood in which Wonder Woman believed is a lie built on sexualized violence and death. The magic lasso, which settles conflict non-violently, is exchanged for those golden guns. The fact that the guns belong to the god Eros, and shoot bullets of violent infatuation just emphasizes that, for Azzarello, even love is a blood-curdling business best expressed through phallic firepower. Space kangaroos are not the truth; you, Wonder Woman fans, are not ready for the truth.
The eagerness to demonstrate the adultness of the adult content perhaps explains in part why Wonder Woman herself becomes such a minor part of Azzarello’s story. In the first volume of the series, Azzarello revealed that Wonder Woman was the daughter of Zeus—and in general throughout the series he seems less interested in his heroine per se than in her patriarchal heritage, and the divine family that goes along with it.-The Atlantic
..not even really touching on the way DC has treated Lois Lane in the new 52, or post new 52 stories like Injustice, but surprise! it is not well: New 52 Superman must also have the most INTENSE manpain apparently, and so Lois Lane has to be mean to him (new52) while also not being a good journalist, or die (Injustice) at his hands so he can stuffer, and WW is his sidekick now or something, when she is not off being fascist. Additionally, the whole “not like other girls” thing going on is tiresome. I miss the friendships between female characters that used to be!
<INTERSECTIONAL FEMINIST NERDRAGE>
Super Hero Comics why can’t you be FUN! And less sexist! Also, less racist, that is a whole other post.
“However, The Amazons as an idea are not simply one-dimensional monsters — flawed though they may be (as any fictional character or people should be) — and presenting them as such sends a horrible message, especially in a medium and genre with so few positive strong female portrayals. “-review
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1. When in doubt, ARGUE! Being right matters.
2. Hate everything.
3. Saw it already. Funnier the first time.
5. Did he died?
6. Make fun of something someone else loves because FUCK THEM!
7. I am so smart. SMRT.
9. Racism because, just kidding!
10. Treat women like idiots.
11. Definitely comment with fervor. YOUR OPINION COUNTS.
12. CORRECT THAT PUNCTUATION AND GRAMMAR, why not?! SAVE HUMANITY!
13. fat jokes
14. Hate religion because religion hates others because you hate religion because they hate everything because you hate them. EVERYONE IS NOT AS GOOD!
14. Make a list and watch people fix numbers and add things to it…