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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robynne-hood submitted:

I saw these and instantly thought of this blog…

http://www.whokilledbambi.co.uk/2012/01/jeffery-scott/ (NSFW)

It’s scary that some people think that’s a normal pose :|

http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/post/15150856525/maybe-the-artists-are-prophetic-and-theyre-trying

http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/post/11401431148/you-should-give-her-another-pair-of-legs-and-just

http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/post/14038589756/excerpt-from-the-superheroine-etiquette-guide-a

Yup, definitely not good when art that isn’t meant to show techno-spine women looks like art meant to show techno-spine women.

I think this statuette was made too early in the sequence.  The better one would have been when she hides behind that wall with her sniper rifle, picking off the people chasing her and looking awesome :D  (but that’s probably not sexy enough)

I think this statuette was made too early in the sequence.  The better one would have been when she hides behind that wall with her sniper rifle, picking off the people chasing her and looking awesome :D  (but that’s probably not sexy enough)

I was on Skype with my friend when I saw this picture as a thumbnail on google image search.  I was in the middle of a sentence and it went exactly like this: “I just meant that that music was- WOAH FUCK WHAT IS THAT.”

I was on Skype with my friend when I saw this picture as a thumbnail on google image search.  I was in the middle of a sentence and it went exactly like this: “I just meant that that music was- WOAH FUCK WHAT IS THAT.”

Maybe this is a promotional image for Poison Ivy’s new “spines for vines” charity?

Maybe this is a promotional image for Poison Ivy’s new “spines for vines” charity?

Yes, I do think she does hate you for drawing her like that.

Yes, I do think she does hate you for drawing her like that.

MY GIRLFRIEND’S HEAD IS FLYING OFF HER BODY AND SHE APPEARS TO BE PART HORSE!!!  WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH HER!?

MY GIRLFRIEND’S HEAD IS FLYING OFF HER BODY AND SHE APPEARS TO BE PART HORSE!!!  WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH HER!?

Beast of the Sea submitted:

Happy Valentine’s Day!

To… er… celebrate, have a particularly bad case of spine-cracking boobs-and-butt posing…

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…Her torso looks like an Ithorian’s head.

Also, have a NSFW picture from Red Sonja #43, in which we learn that BOOBSANDBUTT is super-effective against tentacle creatures, but not very effective against Red Sonja herself.

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I’ve already posted the first one, but it doesn’t hurt to post it again.  All 3 poses in the second picture make me wince.  So many horse women and broken spines. >_<

Jonny submitted:

Rob Liefeld knows how to draw women perfectly. Especially ones that defy the laws of physics with their waists.

This neither titillates nor intimidates me.  Maybe they&#8217;re trying to defeat their foes through a mixture of disgust and pity?

Jonny submitted:

Rob Liefeld knows how to draw women perfectly. Especially ones that defy the laws of physics with their waists.

This neither titillates nor intimidates me.  Maybe they’re trying to defeat their foes through a mixture of disgust and pity?

msa-005k submitted:

A spot from Aquarion EVOL where the animators apparently forgot Zessica&#8217;s spine.

I&#8217;m presuming she&#8217;s NOT a centaur in the anime? 

msa-005k submitted:

A spot from Aquarion EVOL where the animators apparently forgot Zessica’s spine.

I’m presuming she’s NOT a centaur in the anime? 

elkian submitted:

Hi, I might be seeing things after scrolling through your blog for so long, but her torso looks a little dislocated here?  Warning that this comic is NSFW (but the page in question is SFW)/  Katsu Aki’s anatomy is always a little strange, but I think it’s more  stylistic (especially odd since this manga is actually a sex tutorial).  Any thoughts?

Is this like Chobits, except that instead of being a sexy computer she&#8217;s sexy shoe-horn?

elkian submitted:

Hi, I might be seeing things after scrolling through your blog for so long, but her torso looks a little dislocated here? Warning that this comic is NSFW (but the page in question is SFW)/ Katsu Aki’s anatomy is always a little strange, but I think it’s more stylistic (especially odd since this manga is actually a sex tutorial). Any thoughts?

Is this like Chobits, except that instead of being a sexy computer she’s sexy shoe-horn?