splashboogie:

Are you fucking joking?

For me, I don’t give a shit that Catwoman is sexualized. She’s a vamp, she’s always been a vamp, and for fuck’s sake, she’s a woman in a full-body latex suit. Sexualization is part-and-parcel with the territory, and it’s precisely that combination of ass-kickery and sex-appeal that makes her my favorite character to begin with.

What I’m taking issue with, what I think everyone is taking issue with, is the fact that SHE DOESN’T LOOK SEXY, SHE LOOKS RIDICULOUS. I can’t imagine a dominatrix getting into that pose when ready to crack the whip, why the fuck would Catwoman pose that way if she’s leaping off a building? Let Catwoman be sexy in her Catwoman way - strutting confidently in skintight clothing, claws bared and lips crimson, ready to kiss you or kill you. DON’T TURN HER INTO AN AMALGAMOUS BALL OF FLESH RESEMBLING A TUMOR. HOW ARE TUMORS SEXY?

In this pose, Catwoman has lost any ability to be taken seriously as an anti-heroine (or heroine). She’s not just not-sexy, she doesn’t look like she’s capable of fucking anyone’s shit up with her whip tripping over her legs and her entire torso folded in like a metal chair. You’d think that would be bad for business, because isn’t the point of reading a comic with a sexy lady to see that sexy lady kick ass in a sexy way? How can you kick ass if your ass is busy attempting to converge with your bosom? And if a comic book character isn’t capable, powerful, or sexy, then what is DC trying to sell, exactly? Is the new Catwoman going to flail back and forth in her tumor-ball, attempting to distract victims with the monstrosity that is her mangled torso? Is this a body horror comic now? BECAUSE IT SURE AS FUCK ISN’T THE CATWOMAN I LOVE.

Just… just… fuck you, Ryan Higgins. Right in the torso-tumor.