The Hawkeye Initiative

Mikeybb

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Constant source of amusement.

I actually hope one day we see an alternate cover run done by the best of these.
 

Lugbzurg

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Yeah... there's another side to this story. It's not as black and white as you think. A lot of the feminists are flat out making stuff up in a lot of these cases. Here, take a look... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB6TiRJNI-Q
 

Mikeybb

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Lugbzurg said:
Yeah... there's another side to this story. It's not as black and white as you think. A lot of the feminists are flat out making stuff up in a lot of these cases. Here, take a look... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB6TiRJNI-Q

I don't visit the site for that aspect of it.

Yeah, there's a larger point behind the work at the Hawkeye intitiative as a satirical look at the way woman characters are presented, but at the same time they do make me laugh.
Even when I see situations like the amazing spider butt come up, it doesn't detract from some of those covers being genuinely funny.
 

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I find this to be endlessly hilarious. I cannot get enough of it. Enjoy!
If you like that, you might also enjoy eschergirls.

Or, if you just like making fun of bad comic art in general, there is an endless supply [http://www.progressiveboink.com/2012/4/21/2960508/worst-rob-liefeld-drawings] of Rob Liefeld [http://www.progressiveboink.com/2012/6/14/3084348/the-second-40-worst-rob-liefeld-drawings] art to make fun of.
 

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Lugbzurg said:
Yeah... there's another side to this story. It's not as black and white as you think. A lot of the feminists are flat out making stuff up in a lot of these cases. Here, take a look... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB6TiRJNI-Q
Wow, that guy in the video is an angry, angry man. How dare these people react to an obviously sexualised image?

I look at the Hawkeye initiative for the lols, but you have to admit there is a sad truth here. I don't think the images in the hawkeye gallery portraying "empowered" women as pure sex objects with strange anatomy is something those feminists just made up.
 

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Jux said:
QuietlyListening said:
I find this to be endlessly hilarious. I cannot get enough of it. Enjoy!
If you like that, you might also enjoy eschergirls.

Or, if you just like making fun of bad comic art in general, there is an endless supply [http://www.progressiveboink.com/2012/4/21/2960508/worst-rob-liefeld-drawings] of Rob Liefeld [http://www.progressiveboink.com/2012/6/14/3084348/the-second-40-worst-rob-liefeld-drawings] art to make fun of.
Funny stuff. But also tragic since he was, for a time, the face of comic books. God that is some ugly ass art.

OP: I've seen that site before. The "IRL hawkeye initiative" with the soccer player kills me every time.



DAT ASS!
 

Mikeybb

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Gamer87 said:
Lugbzurg said:
Yeah... there's another side to this story. It's not as black and white as you think. A lot of the feminists are flat out making stuff up in a lot of these cases. Here, take a look... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB6TiRJNI-Q
Wow, that guy in the video is an angry, angry man. How dare these people react to an obviously sexualised image?

I look at the Hawkeye initiative for the lols, but you have to admit there is a sad truth here. I don't think the images in the hawkeye gallery portraying "empowered" women as pure sex objects with strange anatomy is something those feminists just made up.
I can't understand how some of those poses can be considered sexual.
It's more like witnessing human origami.

Great site anyway.

I get the satirical point behind it and if there wasn't a point to be made, there wouldn't be enough material for them to work with.

Even so, more power to them and more laughs for the viewers.
 

The Madman

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I've seen it before, but it's still a very entertaining website. Every now and then someone will link to it and I'll get a chuckle browsing through the latest pictures.
 

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Mikeybb said:
Lugbzurg said:
Yeah... there's another side to this story. It's not as black and white as you think. A lot of the feminists are flat out making stuff up in a lot of these cases. Here, take a look... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB6TiRJNI-Q

I don't visit the site for that aspect of it.

Yeah, there's a larger point behind the work at the Hawkeye intitiative as a satirical look at the way woman characters are presented, but at the same time they do make me laugh.
Even when I see situations like the amazing spider butt come up, it doesn't detract from some of those covers being genuinely funny.
I dont really see much of a political message behind them. The only real one in the pictures is that male and female characters are portrayed in a different fashion, which also involves sexuality/sexual potency and symbols thereof and that it looks absolutely hilarious when the genders are changed while the poses remain the same. Thats neither something unnatural, nor surprising, nor wrong.
 

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Mikeybb said:
Gamer87 said:
Lugbzurg said:
Yeah... there's another side to this story. It's not as black and white as you think. A lot of the feminists are flat out making stuff up in a lot of these cases. Here, take a look... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB6TiRJNI-Q
Wow, that guy in the video is an angry, angry man. How dare these people react to an obviously sexualised image?

I look at the Hawkeye initiative for the lols, but you have to admit there is a sad truth here. I don't think the images in the hawkeye gallery portraying "empowered" women as pure sex objects with strange anatomy is something those feminists just made up.
I can't understand how some of those poses can be considered sexual.
It's more like witnessing human origami.

Great site anyway.

I get the satirical point behind it and if there wasn't a point to be made, there wouldn't be enough material for them to work with.

Even so, more power to them and more laughs for the viewers.
Alright, a short explanation; a good majority of all the art is either for stick figure/horribly made bodies or for over sexualization. Like most social movements/expressions most of the artists involved have different reasons for joining.

Some of the time its for the sexualization, other times the impossible body structure, other times just for the lulz. (Women can have those by the way, women can enjoy humor.) It's shocking to some anti-hawkeye initiative people but yeah, some of the artwork there is just for fun/practice.
 

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Particularly annoying about these things is that they could be pretty cool poses if they weren't sexualised so much.

By way of comparison, in the first two Predator films, the Predator has a few weird crouches and leans, cause it's an alien doing alien martial arts.

Only (despite a fairly skimpy outfit now I think of it), it wasn't done to be sexy.
 

Auberon

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Sorry, there already exists FABULOUS manga which puts this to shame. As everyone should know, it is called JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
 

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Sorry, there already exists FABULOUS manga which puts this to shame. As everyone should know, it is called JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who just saw Jojo poses looking at these.

That bathing suit one in particular just looks like a screenshot from 'Free'.
 

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Love it. Puts DC and Marvel's bullshit representation of women to shame AND it's funny.
 

Pink Gregory

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Rob Liefield is/was an...interesting...artist.

All of his seem to look so severe as well. In the face, I mean. As an expression.
 

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It's good for a laugh, but it fails at making a serious point. I've seen other "What if male heroes were as sexualized as female heroes" drawings, and let's be honest, ghouls and boils -- none of them even try to show what it would actually look like if comics creators made a serious attempt to turn Spider-Man, Batman etc. into manservice.

Honestly, what they're doing is like trying to prove that hotdog buns are a bad idea by drawing a picture of a T-bone steak that somebody tried to fit into a hotdog bun. The only reaction it'll elicit from me, apart from a laugh at the funny joke, is "Yes, it sure would look strange if we did things in a way that we don't actually do things at all."


Notice how it doesn't look like anything from the Hawkeye Initiative? That's because this is what actual man-candy looks like.

tl;dr: The Hawkeye Initiative, though very funny, is like saying the Hulk's purple pants are stupid because they wouldn't look good on Rogue.
 

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Queen Michael said:
It's good for a laugh, but it fails at making a serious point. I've seen other "What if male heroes were as sexualized as female heroes" drawings, and let's be honest, ghouls and boils -- none of them even try to show what it would actually look like if comics creators made a serious attempt to turn Spider-Man, Batman etc. into manservice.
Assuming you mean, 'None of the art depicted by fan artists show men in a seuxally positive light to females' then you've already discovered part of the point: Girls get sexy and next to no physical decency, guys get...character and full body outfits. Grand.