Dec 5, 2012

The Hawkeye Initiative

The Hawkeye Initiative is too much fun! If you're not familiar with it, get on board and share it.

I think we can all agree that, oftenly, women in comics are drawn in a ridiculously sexist way. Not only the cotumes are the furthest of what you'd consider "wearable" and comfortable for a superhero, but even the anatomy is sometimes impossible (mostly seen in covers), made that way so you can have ass and boobs at the same time as the main point. Obviously! what else would you want to see.. her FACE?! you disgust me! :|
The Hawkeye Initiative is a funny way to call out sexism in comics - making clear to everyone that those poses and costumes are sometimes so ridiculous, you can't help but laugh.

It all started when webcomic artist Noelle Stevenson suggested on her Tumblr (where else?) that when superhero comic artists are drawing female characters in a stereotypical pose, the women should be replaced with Hawkeye in the same position. Shortly afterwards, fellow artist known as Blue redrew the cover of the October 2011 issue of Marvel Adventures Super Heroes featured Hawkeye and Black Widow where the positions of the two titular characters were switched. The redrawn version now depicted Hawkeye hanging upside down with his legs spread and back curved.

And thus, the Hawkeye Initiative was born! Other artists wanted to contribute to the idea and it spreaded like wildfire!

I'm leaving you with some more examples :D

There are hundreds of these, so I can't post them all, just google them, or tumblr them, people are making new ones everyday :D
And remembers kids, sexism is wrong, let's call that shit out! *flies away*

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