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After a brief hiatus due to a medical issue (we’re fine, promise!) Missy and Merri are back to share their thoughts on Bayonetta and the women of Kill La Kill as empowering or objectified, as well as what those terms really mean. Other topics include Age of Ultron, the Supergirl trailer, why using gross slurs to show your character is evil reflects poorly on your writing, and Marvel Babiez (we’ll be waiting for our checks, Marvel).
Some links you might find interesting (there’s a lot of them and they’re all fabulous, sorry, not sorry):
Age of Ultron and Black Widow:
- Black Widow: This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things
- The Strong Feminism Behind Black Widow, And Why the Critiques Don’t Stand Up
- What “Avengers” Got Right About Black Widow: Infertility is Devastating – Even For Superheroes
Objectification and Empowerment
- Ronnie Ritchie’s excellent ‘WHO HAS THE POWER? The Difference Between Sexual Empowerment and Sexual Objectification’ comic
- Bayonetta and .error404: Two Concepts of Nudity
- Femme Doms of Video Games: Bayonetta Doesn’t Care If She’s Not Your Kink
- Castrating the Straight Male Gaze on Bayonetta (Or At Least Making Room For Other Ones!)
- Bayonetta, Two and Bayonetta: Empowering or Exploitative?
- Bayonetta and the Male Gaze
- Sexy Videogameland: If You Run Out of Ammo, You Can Have Mine
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