Escher Girls

Float like a butterfly, Sting like a WTF!?

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This is painful to try to do.  And apparently so painful that her breast has detached itself and is trying to run away.

This is painful to try to do.  And apparently so painful that her breast has detached itself and is trying to run away.

This is supposed to be funny but it’s not.  1) The only problem highlighted seems to be that it’s a man wearing it, not a woman.  2) There’s no point lampshading something if you don’t fix the problem you highlighted. e_e

This is supposed to be funny but it’s not.  1) The only problem highlighted seems to be that it’s a man wearing it, not a woman.  2) There’s no point lampshading something if you don’t fix the problem you highlighted. e_e

I feel like she’s made out of rubber, and you could keep scrunching her up and she’ll just pop back into shape when you let go.

I feel like she’s made out of rubber, and you could keep scrunching her up and she’ll just pop back into shape when you let go.

Yes Sara, put her out of her suffering.  (and Lara Croft too… she looks like she’s about to crack in half) And then treat yourself to a buffet… PLEASE.

Yes Sara, put her out of her suffering.  (and Lara Croft too… she looks like she’s about to crack in half) And then treat yourself to a buffet… PLEASE.

Maybe these artists would be happier if they could just draw snakes?

Maybe these artists would be happier if they could just draw snakes?

I suppose the Witchblade might have devoured her genitals, and that’s why her legs are sprouting from her crotch.  Also, this is one of those that you think looks fine because it’s so similar to a possible pose (a squat) but if you notice where her feet are, you wonder how she doesn’t topple over.  

I suppose the Witchblade might have devoured her genitals, and that’s why her legs are sprouting from her crotch.  Also, this is one of those that you think looks fine because it’s so similar to a possible pose (a squat) but if you notice where her feet are, you wonder how she doesn’t topple over.  

Dislocated hips, broken ribs, organs carved out… this is why you should armor more than just your legs.

Dislocated hips, broken ribs, organs carved out… this is why you should armor more than just your legs.

I guess after drawing their breasts the artist lost motivation, because everything from Witchblade’s armpit down is wrong: her torso, her crotchleg, Elektra’s displaced calves. 

I guess after drawing their breasts the artist lost motivation, because everything from Witchblade’s armpit down is wrong: her torso, her crotchleg, Elektra’s displaced calves. 

She barely looks human.  That could explain the lack of vulva and … whatever is up with her right leg.

She barely looks human.  That could explain the lack of vulva and … whatever is up with her right leg.

Awww… Sarah’s pelvis never seems to want to face us.  It must be shy.

Awww… Sarah’s pelvis never seems to want to face us.  It must be shy.