Gendered poses in visual mediums

One of my favorite sociologists-in-disguise is MovieBob. A while back he released a video that I’ve been using in my classes to point out sexism in videogames as it occurs in the way that female characters are physically posed (a notably different critique than the usual “they all have giant boobs and skinny abs routine” that makes the bros think again):

I absolutely love this kind of intelligent and insightful commentary, though I also appreciate his willingness to reach out to the more thick-skulled males out there.

The other day my dear Dellington found a perfect example of what he’s talking about here. Observe, the sexualized mostly-male Avengers:

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