([identity profile] wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2009-11-13 06:43 pm

Romance Comics, and FEMINISM

Just want to share and point to a link from a very nice blog; 'Lady That's My Skull'
And I really want to share, most especially as I stumbled on a posting of a certain romance comic of the 70s (my fave); but also a rare one that...erm, talks about 'feminism' and how it's been related with this media material.
Still, I really should not relate how I was rendered completely speechless by how WHACKED the characters and story idea is. Not really about how feminism is dismissed as 'a whatchamacallit that OTHER women are obsessed about'; but more on...well, seriously, you just HAVE to read it to get what I mean.

A Marvel Romance Comic 'My Love' , published in 1973. Read and gawp, people; read and gawp.

Also, rather meaningless question; but does this guy look familiar? Seriously, I keep seeing that same face and hair cut creeping up constantly? What was going on, some movie star of bygone days influencing that look? :S

[identity profile] 2009-11-13 07:16 pm (UTC)(link)
I think that it's just Generic 70s Dude, also spotted in the pages of Playboy.

[identity profile] 2009-11-13 07:18 pm (UTC)(link)
I read the whole thing, and...oh dear.

I think I'll just leave it at that.
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[identity profile] 2009-11-13 07:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, Stan. Always classy.

[identity profile] 2009-11-13 08:01 pm (UTC)(link)
I bet she has a Ph D. in "Things Like That."

[identity profile] 2009-11-13 08:45 pm (UTC)(link)
*has no words*

[identity profile] 2009-11-13 09:25 pm (UTC)(link)
And this, my friends, is why romance comics died a well-deserved death in the 1970s.

[identity profile] 2009-11-13 09:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Ah, these things were always fair in their depiction of women,

[identity profile] 2009-11-13 09:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Probably with the subtly of the implict incest subplot of this one,
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[identity profile] 2009-11-13 10:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Well the first I had saved on my computer from Aggggeeeessss ago and can't remember where I got it from, and the second I got from the forum.

[identity profile] 2009-11-14 04:10 am (UTC)(link)
Eulice! Hello!

[identity profile] 2009-11-13 11:16 pm (UTC)(link)
That green dress is THE worst...

[identity profile] 2009-11-13 10:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Either this comic is responsible for doing the 'slutty babysitter/married man' trope overdone, or it already was before this? I don't even know.

This trope has been around since at least Victorian era.

[identity profile] 2009-11-14 12:31 am (UTC)(link)
Mostly because of the tremendous amount of repression in the culture of that era (sex even between a married couple was frowned upon except strictly for procreation), wealthy men usually found 'relief' with their servants on the slide.

See also, Thomas Jefferson and his you-know-whats.

[identity profile] 2009-11-14 04:50 am (UTC)(link)
Hence in The Crimson Petal and The White the man moving a prostitute in to be his daughter's governess.

[identity profile] 2009-11-14 04:01 pm (UTC)(link)
More recently seen in "Doctor Who: The Next Doctor" Christmas special, where the faux-Doctor's companion is a Rosita, who was working as a prostitute. At the end of the episode, the Doctor recommends she stay with the family as a governess/companion, as she had shown initiative and courage when facing the Cybermen.

[identity profile] 2009-11-13 10:07 pm (UTC)(link)

[identity profile] 2009-11-13 11:15 pm (UTC)(link)
The waiter's a jerk, too. Why doesn't he just ask her directly, instead of speaking about her like she's not even in the room?

[identity profile] (from 2009-11-14 12:45 am (UTC)(link)
Since he knows Mr. Howard by name, he was probably faced with the choice of being polite to someone he might never see again or staying on the good side of a regular customer.

No matter how many times I see this, every time shocks me just the same.

[identity profile] 2009-11-14 03:07 am (UTC)(link)

[identity profile] 2009-11-14 08:55 am (UTC)(link)
Ye Gods that was unbearable.

[identity profile] 2009-11-14 04:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear....