Anonymous: "Should MJ be criticized for working as a model and/or doing films or plays which involve her wearing revealing clothing?"
…………………no? why on earth should she be criticized for that?
Personally it isn’t something I criticise her for but I’ve heard people say she’s like being anti-feminist or a poor female role model by doing that because it’s part of an industry which objectifies women. Or other people have said she should be criticised because she wanted to go into an industry where she makes money off her looks alone.
i think there’s valid criticism to be made in that respect, of one perpetrating the problematic behavior becoming part of the problem, but, in general, i tend to scoff at people who single out individuals who are only part of a much larger situation, because it reeks of hiding judgment under a faux-concern veil. it’s a hate the game, not the player kinda thing. and i’m not here for this “well, she’s a model/actress so she had it coming” victim-blaming. that shit ain’t cute.
"Do I get to say ‘thank you’ this time?"
Anonymous: "Have you ever seen Doctor Who. It's so weird because there is a character on it called Amy Pond and she's weirdly similar to Mary Jane. She's of Scottish decent; like MJ. She's a red head; like MJ. She's a model; like MJ. She's feisty, flirty and likes travelling; like MJ. She's bad ass; like MJ. She's basically got a super hero boyfriend/husband (who is shockingly devoted to her); like MJ. SPOILERS: She's even got a daughter who was kidnapped as a baby like MJ and it involved CLONES!"
i’m actually a fan of doctor who and amy is probably my favorite companion! :) it’s interesting that both characters get a lot of the same criticism, too, about being shallow and “slutty” (since a lot of people do argue that amy was in love with the doctor and therefore cheating on rory).
but yeah, there’s definitely a nice parallel between them.
Perpendicular, chapter 21.
MJ & Spidey by Ryan Stegman
so i got my hands on Lego Marvel Superheroes and when i found out you could unlock Mary Jane Watson.. eh.. let’s just say i’m a big loser who wanted to try being Peter on his way for a date with MJ…
Amazing Spider-Man #381 Writer: David Michelinie, Pencils: Mark Bagley
"You weren't rude at all, and my apology was heartfelt. I had to stop and think about everything you said. I hope we can still be friends though. Nice to know another fan of the Spidey comics/films out there! MJ is the best."
of course! it’s all good. :)
"You're right in what you said, and I'm sorry if my comment made you upset. Also, I gladly deleted the post if it makes you happier. I wasn't trying to sound chauvinistic at all but understand now why you took offense to it. What I should have reiterated is that the cover doesn't bother me because there are other artists' depictions of Mary Jane out there that I found more offensive than what JSC has drawn. Hence, I "didn't have a problem with it" compared to others. My apologies, ma'am/sir."
oh, it’s quite alright, i wasn’t upset/offended, i was just commenting. it’s hard to decipher tone in print, so i appreciate your explanation and i apologize for sounding rude.