Spider-Woman's New Cover Sums Up The Problematic Way Female Superheroes Are Treated

August 22, 2014 9:20 PM

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Spider-Woman's New Cover Sums Up The Problematic Way Female Superheroes Are Treated

No, that is not a line drawing of an apple perched atop a red-skinned thin woman's body. That is apprently supposed to be Jessica Drew's (a.k.a. Spider-Woman's) ass. Unsurprisingly, the cover elicited a collective groan amongst Internet commentators.

"She looks like she's wearing body-paint, and that's a big no-no for an industry still trying to remember that women exist and may perhaps read comics and also don't want to feel completely gross when they do so," wrote i09's Rob Bricken. "As for the position she's in... christ."

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