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Thursday, March 16, 2017 

Even Stan Lee isn't immune to SJWs

For International Women's Day, Lee, or whowever else runs his Twitter account, posted a late 70s art poster featuring some of the leading ladies in the MCU of the time. And wouldn't you know it, there were some phony feminists who attacked him in some way or other for not going by their idea of "diversity". It all began when the following was posted:

While there were plenty who liked it, there were unfortunately, but not too shockingly, SJWs who soon sought excuses to complain:
The tweet quickly went viral, attracting thousands of retweets and likes within hours of posting—but it wasn’t without numerous detractors who found myriad ways to take offense to the piece of classic comic book art.

Many among the complainers expressed their outrage over the characters’ figures.

A user named John Harrison asked, “Did you make any flat chested women?”

“All hourglass-figures. Diversity would be great,” wrote another reply.

Another offended person inquired: “Why are they all at least a C-cup?”
It's just plain sad how some people can only think of whining, yammering and bellyaching over such petty issues. And all over an illustration by John Romita Sr. from 1977. At least one even complained that they all look the same, as though that were such a problem. As the Heat Street writer notes:
Stan Lee spent much of his career promoting gender equality by being an active champion for female representation in the comic book medium—introducing numerous female superheroes in a time when women were not always treated with the respect they deserved. It’s disgraceful to treat him as anything less than a pioneer for equal rights.
But there can be no doubt the whiners never bought, read or collected any of Lee/Romita's past work. One of the commentors defending Lee said:
I'm a feminist, I don't agree with these idiots complaining about this and also own this book. Also, to put more assumptions away, I'm also a millennial and 'leftist'. The people complaining have no idea what they are talking about and have no idea how incredibly Stan Lee's work is and influential it is to the rights that women have today. These aren't feminists complaining, they're just idiots who haven't bothered to do their research.
I have no doubt they'd desecrate the memory of all DC artists and writers (Gardner Fox, Carmine Infantino, Dick Dillin, to name but some) who did the same when they were producing stories starring Wonder Woman, Black Canary, Supergirl, Wonder Girl, Hawkwoman, Batgirl and Zatanna. Much like Dan DiDio, Brad Meltzer and Rags Morales did when they spat out Identity Crisis in 2004, and Joe Quesada, Brian Bendis and Axel Alonso did when they spat out Avengers: Disassembled the same year. They don't even show any gratitude for the notable lady co-stars introduced at both publishers, because inspiring women aren't really their interest at all. That's one of the reasons why you don't hear much of the comics press make any case for Mary Jane Watson today; they never had any respect for her as Spider-Man's co-star to begin with. In fact, it's that very disgraceful contempt they have for the audience that's influenced the SJWs Lee's encountered recently.

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