If Boy Superheroes Were Drawn Like Girl Superheroes

By: Joe Thompson
3.5.2012

If you think about it, female super hero costumes would be pretty impractical when used in actual battle. She Hulk and Power Girl wear one-piece bathing suits, Super Girl flies around in a miniskirt, while Wonder Woman wears heels and a dominatrix-style body suit. And while they're all basically invulnerable so readers just go with it, invulnerability doesn't mean the laws of physics get rewritten; those flimsy threads would certainly rip, or at the very least have a number of wedgies and wardrobe malfunctions when taking on evil doers. And when you think about all the skin they show compared to their male counterparts, it's no surprise that some women see these outfits as being somewhat sexist.

Artist Fernacular got tired of straight guys not understanding why those costumes looked sexist, so she redesigned four popular male heroes as if they were women. She explains:

My main goals were: 1) Make it so the first thing you think of when you look at them is sex, whether you want to or not. 2) make it so that any male human who looks at this feels really uncomfortable. 3) make it funny, because, well, it’s kinda hilarious really.

Check out her work below.

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