Supergirl Skirtless

Rebloging this after reading a similar post about feminism in general on Lady of Reason’s site. It got me thinking and I looked this one back up from when I originally posted it.

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Never let it be said I can’t write a headline that gets attention, LOL.

This one isn’t another piece of erotica though, it’s brief commentary on the CW Network show and Neofeminism.  For those who haven’t heard, the CW, at the urging of the show’s producer (Sarah Schechter) and star (Melissa Benoist), are eliminating the skirt from Supergirl’s outfit and switching her to pants.

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I have to admit, looking at it just on it’s face, it’s not a bad costume. For me, it’s the “why” that is disturbing…

In an interview I read online, they both see this as such a bold and empowering move and are very proud of doing it. This kind of situation is where I get in trouble with the extreme end of the “feminist” movement. I see the story, and all I can think is “How did we get to a point in feminism…

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13 thoughts on “Supergirl Skirtless

  1. The Hinoeuma

    People shouldn’t be knockin’ on the skirts, now. As a direct descendant of the MacPherson clan, bring on the kilts! Whatcha got on UNDER that kilt, sir? 😉🤣

    A-hem. Sorry. I get that society is in the process of balancing back the male/female dynamic. There was a time, many thousands of years ago, when women ruled based upon “giving life”. Then, the church got involved and the persecution started (nutshell description).

    Here, we stand at the rejection of patriarchy and the pendulum swing extremes. The idea that, in order for women to reclaim their power, they have to supplant men is absurd. Each has a place. But, I also understand the anger. There are still cultures where women can’t go out in public without a male escort, where they can’t drive, where, if raped, it’s there fault, where they are still considered ‘property’…

    What gets me is, the women (in the west) with the loudest protests regarding male domination rarely, if ever, protest for the women in those other countries. Ladies…if you want to bitch & cause a scene, re-writing a comic book character’s clothing and attitude is a-kin to pissing up a rope. How does this forward feminism?

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  2. Silk Cords Post author

    Western women largely ignore suffering of their sisters in some developing world countries because it’s easier to tear down Western institutions that actually CARE about said protesters’ opinions.

    That whole pendulum is my big fear regarding the screwed up way society operates anymore. As far as the extreme Left is trying to take things, when the public ganks the pendulum back HARD, we could end up in a complete police state. Trump getting elected is already visible backlash.

    As for “the” church… there are several after all, LOL… It’s one of the things Western religion gets unfairly blamed for. I’ve heard all manner of insanity here from SJWs and neo-pagans who have been taught to hate. For example; wedding rings are a symbol of the woman wearing slave chains?!? Really then why does the guy wear one also? Like handfasting, it’s a symbol of being connected together, not bondage.

    Zeus was a serial raping misogynist & adulterer LONG before the Catholic church came along too.

    Reality is, Jewish and Christian scripture have numerous verses about cherishing women. Jewish bloodlines and whether or not you’re considered Jewish is traced via the mother’s bloodline too, NOT the father’s Yes, both scriptures also tend to push traditional roles, but that’s what was needed to survive back then.

    IMO, much of the bad behavior we see in history related to women was distortion of teachings (EVERY group has good and bad elements), or a completely ignorant view of medieval traditions. Life was fairly dangerous prior to modern times. The tradition of bridesmaids wasn’t about the bride peacocking when started. Bridesmaids were decoys who dressed like the bride and were there in case some ogre of a male crashed the wedding to steal the bride.

    Another one that neofeminists hate is chivalry requiring women walking three solid paces behind the man in medieval times. That wasn’t oppression, it was the distance of an extended arm holding a sword. The idea was to keep the woman out of combat if the man were attacked. Was it abused by some? Yes. Damned near every good or well meaning idea out there has been.

    Organized religion in general has it’s faults, some of them serious. The whole enslaving women thing is exaggerated though. At least outside of certain regions.

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  3. Soul Circle

    I’m good with the catsuit/pants — certainly much more practical for a superhero leaping around and such. I vote for seeing more male superheros in kilts!! What’s not to love about kilts? True, across the board, one is considered Jewish by Jewish Law through maternal lineage, not paternal.

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    1. Silk Cords Post author

      Actually a skirt is just as practical, especially if it’s shorter. Part of the reason Scots wore kilts is because they were easier to get around rough, mountainous terrain. 🙂

      And FWIW, it’s not the change I object to, it’s the reason for it. I agree it’s a good looking costume. It’s the logic that she can only be adult and empowered if she dresses and acts like a man that I think is foolish.

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  4. Soul Circle

    Interesting about the kilts! I didn’t know that, but it makes sense. She should just have different outfits for different days, as people do. LOL. One day pants, another day a skirt…switch it up. I always thought it was weird that super heroes only have one outfit, whether a man or women.

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    1. Silk Cords Post author

      Well the idea (per comic book logic, lol), is that the costume is a uniform. It helps the public know that it’s The Flash or whatever hero on the scene. The costume also draws the villain’s attention away from civilians nearby (in theory).

      Reality is it’s about the comic book company having a trademarked image for each character. That hasn’t stopped all of the companies out there from experimenting with new looks for characters though. Even the A listers like Superman have gotten minor tweaks (no more wearing his underwear outside his tights, LOL).

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        1. Silk Cords Post author

          Yep, I did. The kid that played the Joker twins is an amazing actor; another Nicholson in the making. The guy that played Bruce was a little wooden though. If he was trying to be like Keaton in the first Batman movie, he missed the mark a bit.

          Overall a GREAT series though. If I had a small knock on it though, it would be that Jim Gordon handled EVERYTHING that Batman ever had thrown at him, and it makes you wonder why Gotham would even need the Bat. 🙂

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  5. Soul Circle

    Did you watch The Orville? It was surprisingly good…great even!! I just watched it because I was bored one day and it was on. I absolutely loved it! Best thing since DS9.

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  6. Soul Circle

    Now that we’re sheltering in place, we should all recommend shows to binge on. Russian Doll on Netflix was excellent. It was tedious at first, but I stuck with it. Things started really picking in the fourth episode and I binged watched from there. I thought The OA was good too.

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