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Is it the fact that female superheroes (and females in general) in comics are sexualized that makes some people angry, or is it that male superheroes and other male characters are not objectified with the same frequency?

I think that the point is to demonize heterosexual male desire.

I suppose the only true test of public opinion would be a massive increase in male comic book characters being sexually objectified. I daresay if, however unlikely, that did happen all of a sudden, the only quantifiable result would be a reduction in comic book sales.

I suspect that you are correct. But I would enjoy watching the free market deliver that hard and painful lesson.

My take: if you see comics that you don't like, then don't read them. Read the stuff that you do enjoy. Life is too short to get worked up over bad comic books. Time is better spent enjoying those that you do like.
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That's sad.

We've got a fantastic vet. We have to drive a long way to take our dog to see her, but she's brilliant, caring, and understands our financial limitations. She's very generous.
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So you're saying that Napoleonic France and Al Qaeda are comparable?

A better comparison would be a war fought a century later: World War I. A neutral nation was trying to stay out of a war between nations that were, for the most part, conducting themselves as lawful belligerents.
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Crest of the Stars is only 90 minutes long--that's short enough to encourage me to check out.

I find that the 12-episode model is ideal for me. I don't want to commit to very long series these days.
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I once worked for a company that had too much turnover in the opinion of the senior managers. So they instituted a new rule: no one was allowed to quit anymore.

It didn't work.
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It's a tradition that dates back to 1813. After the Battle of Lake Erie, Canadians developed long, extendable, mechanical arms to reach across the water (which they could no longer control through conventional naval forces) and raid American territory for potatoes (for making poutine).
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