http://lang_ea.insanejournal.com/ ([identity profile] lang_ea.insanejournal.com) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2009-11-13 18:43

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.

http://thatsmyskull.blogspot.com/2007/12/my-love-10-no-man-is-my-master.html



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] halloweenjack.insanejournal.com 2009-11-13 19:16 (UTC)(link)
I think that it's just Generic 70s Dude, also spotted in the pages of Playboy.

[identity profile] mechanicaljewel.insanejournal.com 2009-11-13 19:18 (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] stig.insanejournal.com 2009-11-13 19:26 (UTC)(link)
Oh, Stan. Always classy.

[identity profile] geoffsebesta.insanejournal.com 2009-11-13 20:01 (UTC)(link)
I bet she has a Ph D. in "Things Like That."

[identity profile] midare.insanejournal.com 2009-11-13 20:45 (UTC)(link)
*has no words*

[identity profile] strannik01.insanejournal.com 2009-11-13 21:25 (UTC)(link)
And this, my friends, is why romance comics died a well-deserved death in the 1970s.

[identity profile] espanolbot.insanejournal.com 2009-11-13 21:49 (UTC)(link)
Ah, these things were always fair in their depiction of women,
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[identity profile] espanolbot.insanejournal.com 2009-11-13 21:58 (UTC)(link)
Probably with the subtly of the implict incest subplot of this one,
Image (http://img91.imageshack.us/i/blog17ht130cover.jpg/)

[identity profile] espanolbot.insanejournal.com 2009-11-13 22:37 (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 Superdickery.com forum.

[identity profile] kamino_neko.insanejournal.com 2009-11-14 04:10 (UTC)(link)
Eulice! Hello!

[identity profile] volksjager.insanejournal.com 2009-11-13 23:16 (UTC)(link)
That green dress is THE worst...

[identity profile] strannik01.insanejournal.com 2009-11-13 22:54 (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] tsunamiwombat.insanejournal.com 2009-11-14 00:31 (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] red_cyclone.insanejournal.com 2009-11-14 04:50 (UTC)(link)
Hence in The Crimson Petal and The White the man moving a prostitute in to be his daughter's governess.

[identity profile] icon_uk.insanejournal.com 2009-11-14 16:01 (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] petalsinthewind.insanejournal.com 2009-11-13 22:07 (UTC)(link)
:|

[identity profile] lady_mondegreen.insanejournal.com 2009-11-13 23:15 (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] fredneil.livejournal.com (from insanejournal.com) 2009-11-14 00:45 (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] ccsharumun.insanejournal.com 2009-11-14 03:07 (UTC)(link)
...

[identity profile] superfan1.insanejournal.com 2009-11-14 08:55 (UTC)(link)
Ye Gods that was unbearable.

[identity profile] icon_uk.insanejournal.com 2009-11-14 16:09 (UTC)(link)
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear....