Escher Girls

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This is a blog to archive and showcase the prevalence of certain ways women are depicted in illustrated pop media, specifically how women are posed, drawn, distorted, and/or sexualized out of context, often in ridiculous, impossible or disturbing ways that sacrifice storytelling.

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temari submitted:



The worst part about this is that it’s actually from a health and fitness comic series, meant to inspire people to follow a more traditional(?) way of life.
You’d think they’d present some more realistic expectations - especially since this is a diet program very popular with chiropractors, who will tell you firsthand that that’s not how spines work.

So, apparently when you follow the Paleo Way, your ill health will be ejected from your armpits… along with much of your internal organs.

Quick fix of the pic of Anzu, where in I simply moved everything over a bit.

(Original on top, fix at bottom)

It’s amazing what a big difference that makes.


weirdshitintextbooks-deactivate submitted:


I was reading yugioh manga one day and I found this one page where Anzu’s body looks kind of…deformed. She usually isn’t drawn this way, and this was in the earlier volumes when Takahashi wasn’t as good at drawing, but still.

At first I thought something was just blocking the bottom half of her body then I realized, no, that’s the entire thing. o_o

I was reading yugioh manga one day and I found this one page where Anzu’s body looks kind of…deformed. She usually isn’t drawn this way, and this was in the earlier volumes when Takahashi wasn’t as good at drawing, but still.

At first I thought something was just blocking the bottom half of her body then I realized, no, that’s the entire thing. o_o


wildunicornherd submitted:


i’m so sorry

We can twist it!

i’m so sorry

We can twist it!

introducingemy:

eschergirls:

Overturning all of science, beginning with biology.
(caption by aesmael)

Attempted a quick fix:

Not perfect but closer.  Also that mouse pad is flying away~

Very nice fix. :)

introducingemy:

eschergirls:

Overturning all of science, beginning with biology.

(caption by aesmael)

Attempted a quick fix:

Not perfect but closer.  Also that mouse pad is flying away~

Very nice fix. :)

Overturning all of science, beginning with biology.
(caption by aesmael)

Overturning all of science, beginning with biology.

(caption by aesmael)

kiiro-ki:

Ughhhhhhh this is terrible but I don’t wanna look at it anymore so here

Redraw of the cover from this post.

But how will she achieve of dream of transcending time and space now?


brad-is-a-nerd submitted:


Have you received posts from History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi?
Because, wow, this is one of the worst cases I’ve seen in awhile. I started reading a little bit awhile ago, then stopped and wound just sort of skimming through later chapters of the series. Often within only a few pages of each chapter, you’ll get something like this.
As far as I can tell, the men are mostly presented with big muscles and athletic, while every woman in the comic is shown in this matter. Pretty much in every. Single. Shot.
Nipples are often shown poking through any kind of clothing, and fights often seem to wind up with them losing pants (or more).
These aren’t even the worst. There’s particularly some archer woman who was the entire reason I originally started looking through this comic. Sadly, I can’t seem to find any good pictures of her now.

History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi has been on this blog before (the tags are inconsistent for it I believe because people called it different things each time they submitted to me, I need to fix that), but even for what I’ve seen… holy crap. o_o

Have you received posts from History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi?

Because, wow, this is one of the worst cases I’ve seen in awhile. I started reading a little bit awhile ago, then stopped and wound just sort of skimming through later chapters of the series. Often within only a few pages of each chapter, you’ll get something like this.

As far as I can tell, the men are mostly presented with big muscles and athletic, while every woman in the comic is shown in this matter. Pretty much in every. Single. Shot.

Nipples are often shown poking through any kind of clothing, and fights often seem to wind up with them losing pants (or more).

These aren’t even the worst. There’s particularly some archer woman who was the entire reason I originally started looking through this comic. Sadly, I can’t seem to find any good pictures of her now.

History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi has been on this blog before (the tags are inconsistent for it I believe because people called it different things each time they submitted to me, I need to fix that), but even for what I’ve seen… holy crap. o_o

Okay, so here are my finalists for the Caption Contest held last week.  From the finalists I will randomly pick 2 winners.  The first prize winner will have their choice of either a Steam copy of Gone Home or Contrast.  The second prize winner will get the game the first winner doesn’t choose.

So here are the finalists:

"Nina and the others knew that there would be bizarre glitches during the playtesting phase. This latest one, however, proved more than a little detrimental to her fighting style, much to Anna’s amusement."
"If I’m confident and walk carefully, know one will even notice that I’ve twisted myself in half."
pre-corpse-world answered: "You cannot defeat me by breaking my spine. I’ve already done that. My plan is as perfect as it is genius."
bimugen answered: I gather all of my chakra energy right here in my boob.
catgirl9696 answered: *giggle* And now it is time to reveal my true form and devour your soul!
mitulita answered: "Twist like a rattlesnake, kick like a mule"
krissalus answered: Luckily for the human race, the advancing invertebrate invaders are easy to pick out, once you know what to look for.
shamwowxl answered: Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s a medical emergency.
ceciliavonjoy answered: Turret girl has it all! Boobs, butt, skin-tight clothes, and even extra leather strap! Order now for three easy payments of $199.99!
mystic-sybil answered: The tiny aliens had finally perfected their Earth disguise, and now a fleet of them pilot the “Totally a normal human woman we swear” robot.  Presently they are experiencing some technical difficulties, and the spine crew is on strike demanding a pay raise.
And the winners are:
Second prize: mitulita!!!
First prize: ceciliavonjoy!!!
Congratulations!  Please contact wincenworks to claim your prize.  :)
And thank you to everybody who participated! :D
deadpon-and-weible submitted:

This is a panel from issue Ten of The savage dragon.and i had a friend comment about how i should submit it here. Because this entire outfit is ridiculous and cringe worthy.   I wonder if rapture is even close to comfy into those shorts. 

"It looks like he used several badly Photoshopped fashion pics as reference."
- wincenworks' reaction when I showed this picture to him

deadpon-and-weible submitted:

This is a panel from issue Ten of The savage dragon.
and i had a friend comment about how i should submit it here. Because this entire outfit is ridiculous and cringe worthy.   I wonder if rapture is even close to comfy into those shorts. 

"It looks like he used several badly Photoshopped fashion pics as reference."

- wincenworks' reaction when I showed this picture to him