It’s not only combatting the myth that girls don’t read or care about comics, but it’s showing that girls, too, can play the male superheroes that so often overshadow their female counterparts. And it’s also proving just how easy it is to upend the sexist conventions that keep the women of comics in scantily clad, unrealistic uniforms for the purpose of sexually objectifying them.
Combine all this social commentary with a bunch of adorable little girls, throw in a mix of amazing fanart to rival the Hawkeye Initiative, and you have the recipe for a stellar takedown of gender issues in comics.
“This is a little mini art project I did over spring break,” the Tumblr’s creator, Alexandra Law, wrote last week. “Basically I take pictures of girls wearing superhero costumes and draw them as actual characters.”
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Tumblr curated by Fernando Alfonso III (@fernalfonso), Aja Romano (@ajaromano) Gaby Dunn (@gabydunn), and Logan Youree (@loganwtf).