Thread: The Boys S1
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Left Hand of Dorkness View Post
Great series. But there's one big problem with it, that I see. Women's bodies keep getting violated by supervillains in order to motivate the protagonists.

Hugh's motivation? His girlfriend is killed by a supe.
Butcher's motivation? His wife is raped and murdered by a supe.
Annie's motivation? She's raped by a supe.

They lean really heavily into the Women in Refrigerators cliche. In all those cases, I think the story would've been a helluva lot more interesting if they'd just switched one or both genders.
They’ve improved a little bit over the source material, which is just so bathed in misogyny, racism, and homophobia that I’m actually impressed that they produced something that is only this much problematic.
*I'm experimenting with E, em, and es and emself as pronouns that do not indicate any specific gender nor exclude any specific gender.