I have had several people messaging me about the fact that The Hawkeye Initiative in many ways comes across as being trans* and homophobic. It never occurred to me that THI might be perceived as such, and I really appreciate those of you who have taken the time to point it out to me.
Please understand I am not ignoring this. It is not an issue to be taken lightly, nor something I want to rush into sloppily, so I am speaking with people on a one-on-one basis and getting ideas for how best to resolve this issue without closing the blog.
Thank you so much for your patience-
Incorrect. You’re addressing misogynistic double standards in comic art. You’re not being transphobic, what female comic book characters are subjected to is fucking ridiculous all by itself. This isn’t making fun of gender nonconforming individuals, this is making fun of how expected gender conformity for women is sexist, ridiculous, and unrealistic. Rock on, please.
Also, homophobia???? I haven’t seen any homophobia yet. Like seriously let me just give you this;
PLEASE just keep doing what you do!
how is it transphobic to show that NO HUMAN CAN DO THESE POSES WITHOUT LOOKING RIDICULOUS?
trans* issues don’t even come into play here like what
what i understand even less is how homosexuality is also somehow related but you know this is fucking tumblr and they have to ruin everything good
Bolded for truth!
Ok, no. The original intention of the Hawkeye Initiative was to demonstrate how female characters in comics tend to be drawn in physically impossible ways and in ludicrously improbable costumes just so artists can add in gratuitous T&A.
But some misguided people began submitting art that made femininity itself the target for mockery. They often did this in homophobic and transphobic ways.