Escher Girls

Float like a butterfly, Sting like a WTF!?

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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Psylocke in the sadly-all-too-common spine-breaking breasts and butt pose.  Have these artists ever seen a real woman? xD

Psylocke in the sadly-all-too-common spine-breaking breasts and butt pose.  Have these artists ever seen a real woman? xD

Submitted by Deb Sens: Mary Jane sitting in a very awkward position!
Artists really need to learn that they can’t just shove legs anywhere they want on a female figure. XD

Submitted by Deb Sens: Mary Jane sitting in a very awkward position!

Artists really need to learn that they can’t just shove legs anywhere they want on a female figure. XD

Oh good lord, look at Spider-Woman on the left O_O  OUCH.

Oh good lord, look at Spider-Woman on the left O_O OUCH.

Chiropractors must do good business with female superheroes.

Chiropractors must do good business with female superheroes.

One of her breasts is lower than the other.  But worse than that… look at her right hip, where is it bending at?  Hips are ball and socket joints people!

One of her breasts is lower than the other.  But worse than that… look at her right hip, where is it bending at?  Hips are ball and socket joints people!

Poor Psylocke, she gets so abused by artists.  Here, it looks like somebody took a chunk out of her back, plus there’s that butt/boobs pose again… and where’s her other arm? xD

Poor Psylocke, she gets so abused by artists.  Here, it looks like somebody took a chunk out of her back, plus there’s that butt/boobs pose again… and where’s her other arm? xD

It’s not just the usual pose, look at her ribs.  They should keep going down her body, instead it appears she’s managed to swivel IN BETWEEN her rib cage!

It’s not just the usual pose, look at her ribs.  They should keep going down her body, instead it appears she’s managed to swivel IN BETWEEN her rib cage!

Several parts of her body appear to be drawn from different perspectives.  For example, the left leg is implied to be bending back so we can’t see the calf, but according to the right leg we’re looking at her from an angle, which means the left leg would have to be bending back AND to the left (ouch!)  And that’s just the legs.  Her hips, torso and chest don’t match up either.
She’s like an Escher Girl Frankenstein’s monster!  

Several parts of her body appear to be drawn from different perspectives.  For example, the left leg is implied to be bending back so we can’t see the calf, but according to the right leg we’re looking at her from an angle, which means the left leg would have to be bending back AND to the left (ouch!)  And that’s just the legs.  Her hips, torso and chest don’t match up either.

She’s like an Escher Girl Frankenstein’s monster!  

This is an extremely uncomfortable pose, period, much less to fight in. xD  Also their breasts are growing out of their collarbones!

This is an extremely uncomfortable pose, period, much less to fight in. xD  Also their breasts are growing out of their collarbones!

I know MY breasts start at the collarbone.  Don’t yours?

I know MY breasts start at the collarbone.  Don’t yours?