Can you figure out what's wrong with this picture of a half-naked 16 year-old girl with breast implants the size of her head?

Hey! There’s no need t to gratuitously display pictures of 75% naked women here.

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I’m making you stutter, huh?

Not gratuitous - perfectly on-topic, and since those two are porn stars, you’re welcome to try and find pics of them with more clothes on.

Jana Defi and Merilyn Sakova.

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today on boing boing: COMIC BOOK CHARACTERS ARE UNREALISTIC!!! PEOPLE ARE MAD ALL AROUND!!!

tomorrow on boing boing: ROMANCE NOVELS ARE UNREALISTIC!!! PEOPLE ARE PISSED!!!

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How does this cover stack up?

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Ceci n’est pas une pipe

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Kind of a sexist comparison isn’t it? I mean here is this teenage superhero and you’re trying to justify her visual appearance with reference to porn stars.

Why is she wearing a bustier–why is she showing skin? Maybe it’s “on trend” this season.
Why does she have large breasts? Natural variability…
Why does she have breast implants? Hmm…

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Can you figure out what’s wrong with this picture of a half-naked 16 year-old girl with breast implants the size of her head?

That paper dart doesn’t look aerodynamic.

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Pretty sure that the animated Teen Titans series has inspired more wank material then all the other Teen Titan or indeed most of DC series’ put together.

The outfits seem ridiculous, but that goes with the genre, and they’re prob. more practical than Wonder Woman’s. The perspective and two of the poses seem a bit odd and possibly sexualized. The sex ratio seems reasonable, but ‘race’ and age and body types and, uh, breast size variation…?

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The Girl Genius comic that Cory blogged about a couple of weeks ago has the same unrealistic round boobies. http://boingboing.net/2014/04/10/kickstarting-a-new-girl-genius.html

They’re as big as her face with C shaped cleavage (actually it’s this weird triangular cleavage which I’m pretty sure does not exist in this universe.) Nobody said anything about it. I guess 'cause she’s a girl genius she gets a free pass on boobie wrongness.

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If you go in to the discussion thread, you will see that is pretty much the only thing anyone talked about.

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Notwithstanding the legitimacy of those complaints, girl genius is an adult, alongside other contextually-relevant things.

Makes a difference.

Edit: Please let this thread also be about things other than equivocating this minor age character with depictions of adults that look similar. There’s so much more to it than that – not least the fact that the critic, Janelle Asselin, has been subjected to relentless abuse simply for criticizing it.

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Then they shouldn’t call her a girl… :wink:

I have a colleague who would whack ya upside the head for that one…

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I’m confused.

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Really, the issue is that most comic artists these days know nothing of anatomy because it is all just fanboy fanwank art these days (with a VERY few notable exceptions). In the 70’s, characters looked like human beings instead of steroid fueled monsters and peek-a-boo masturbation fuel.

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and what it really is (objectified skin for old men to wank to)

When someone makes this sort of claim, it tells me something about the person making the claim. I don’t think it even occurred to me to wank to comic books when I was an overly horny teenager.

Having said that, this is a bizarre cover.

EDIT: Where’s the “breast implants” part come from? Do “real women” not have large breasts, now? I’ll just leave this here: “Tammie Jackson: School Suggested 13-Year-Old Daughter Get Breast Reduction Surgery To Fight Bullying”

EDIT2: OK, no, I won’t just leave it at that. I have met women who have admitted that the reason they’re overweight isn’t genetics, natural body size, or anything like that; rather, they gained weight so that the rest of their body would match their large breasts. One had developed boobs the size of her head when she was about 14, and got tired of being ogled by the boys, and bullied by the girls.

Maybe everyone could, you know, learn to treat each other like goddamn human beings.

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Step One - Draw naked woman
Step Two - Have colorist paint on a body suit

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You’ve just described how superheroes are drawn.

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I just don’t understand why its ok for BoingBoing to use imagery like this to try and sell their friends kickstarter campaigns, (see the Girl Genius post) but then also write articles where they pretend that they think this is a bad thing.

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That’s a straw-man argument. @Towlemonkey said “real girls don’t have bodies like that”; I was merely refuting that one point.

No ‘justifying’ going on with that. Regardless of their occupations, Jana Defi, Merilyn Sakova et al are actual women, whose proportions are even more spectacular, naturally.

I’m all for thoughtful discussion of the issues involved, but people trotting out bullshit feminist cliches about ‘real women’ are just being tiresome. It’s not necessary to deny the existence of some people to make a point about realism.

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