Wrong!Posted: October 21, 2007
I just wanted to make this clear.
My problem with New Avengers #35 was not the concept of The Hood defeating Tigra. In the Platonic world of the forms there is nothing wrong with a male super-villain defeating a female superhero. Such things come with the genre.
But we do not live in the world of the forms.
The Hood/Tigra scene was terrible not because The Hood defeated her but the way in which the creators went about shaping the scene. The imagery they used, which has misogynistic over-and-under-tones, was the problem.
Tigra was not shown defending herself. Hell, she doesn’t even get a word in edgewise(beyond grunts!). The way the camera is positioned to highlight her cleavage. The man video taping the whole “fight”. Hell, the whole fucking way this scene is staged is filled to the brim with pornographic and mysogenistic imagery.
So, yeah, there’s no problem with a male villain defeating a female hero. But there is a huge fucking problem with New Avengers #35.