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I see that a lot of women are appreciating the series but I am just disappointed and sad. I started to think and it pisses me off that I can not come up with a single female character who is supposed to just be ugly, old, unhygenic or just generally unappealing to men, not one! The she hulk model is just a normal fit woman with green skin and model face (she is not even remotely as jacked as real culturist women!!!), nothing like male hulk who despite "being a monster" can be loved. I want a woman's character who can also "be a monster" or just ugly and still be loved. Never seeing that is just depressing. Maybe I am complaining too much but I feel burried about how high the expectations of beauty on women are placed, like they are so high we can not even get a likeable female character who is not sexually appealing in some way. This is especially unjust watching how male characters can look in whatever way (be it real ugly actors like Adam Sandler or Danny Devito or cgi creations like Hulk, Thanos, etc.) and still be interesting, are we ever getting the same?

I see that a lot of women are appreciating the series but I am just disappointed and sad. I started to think and it pisses me off that I can not come up with a single female character who is supposed to just be ugly, old, unhygenic or just generally unappealing to men, not one! The she hulk model is just a normal fit woman with green skin and model face (she is not even remotely as jacked as real culturist women!!!), nothing like male hulk who despite "being a monster" can be loved. I want a woman's character who can also "be a monster" or just ugly and still be loved. Never seeing that is just depressing. Maybe I am complaining too much but I feel burried about how high the expectations of beauty on women are placed, like they are so high we can not even get a likeable female character who is not sexually appealing in some way. This is especially unjust watching how male characters can look in whatever way (be it real ugly actors like Adam Sandler or Danny Devito or cgi creations like Hulk, Thanos, etc.) and still be interesting, are we ever getting the same?

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[–] epb 1 points

New here, first comment, but it's because I couldn't put my finger on why I didn't even want to watch the show. And you just spelled it out for me. Thank you!

I wasn't planning on watching it anyway. I don't have time for another boring, libfem Mary Sue character who only exists to be a soapbox for her writers' political views. 🙄

Ok i just had to look it up because I had no idea what was this all about and :

Lol . It's literally a pretty green woman.what a dumb thing. Woman can't never ever be ugly of course, not even when they're literal monsters

[–] Femina 3 points Edited

I just took a look in her... She does indeed look way too attractive to be a Hulk... Now HERE'S a good design for a good monstruous female character! : https://static.wikia.nocookie.net/dragons-crown/images/c/c6/Hobgoblin--Chef2.gif

This one is good too! : https://i.ibb.co/9VjPrkC/unnamed-file-from-www-spriters-resource-com-png-17.png

Now THIS is how an actual good monstruous female looks like! :D

Women are never allowed to be ugly, even ones that are supposed to be literal monsters!

This happened with GoT, too. Brienne is supposed to be ugly!! She's described as gangly, scarred, gap-toothed, with brittle hair, etc etc. Gwendoline Christie is gorgeous so it's hard to believe the whole "reverse beauty and the beast" thing that GRRM was going for. (She's super talented though so I can see why she was cast.) Heaven forbid we see ugly women on TV. Or even just average-looking women.

[–] [Deleted] 4 points Edited

I wanted to like this show because a lot of men are angry about it, but it is just...not good. It's actually borderline embarrassing.

I'm not familiar with the lead actress but she is, to be blunt, fucking awful in this. Maybe she's been better in other things. She appears to be over 40, which is nice to see in Hollywood rather than casting another 18-year-old to be romantically paired with someone older than her dad. But there are a lot of talented actresses who would have done better. And the CGI is just...God awful. She looks ridiculous.

It literally feels like it was written by 5 misogynistic liberal guys who spend half their life defending feminist porn and one woman who wouldn't dare speak up to them. It's just bad. Really bad.

I feel like I'm being too mean about it, but I'm so tired of these fake feminist, progressive shows where they refuse to even let the main female character look muscular because it might make men's dicks sad.

It literally feels like it was written by 5 misogynistic liberal guys who spend half their life defending feminist porn and one woman who wouldn't dare speak up to them. It's just bad. Really bad.

LOL this perfectly sums up why so many modern "empowered female characters" suck. They feel like they're written by Tumblr libfems & lib-bros who have never had to live in the real world

She should probably look very ripped and is 6 foot 7, but she was always like a fitness model looks-wise in the comics from what I remember.

Women in all our forms have rich lives and stories to tell. More women outside of the "beauty norm" should be represented and I very much enjoy characters like Geraldine from The Vicar of Dibley, Miranda Hart in the Miranda tv series, Brienne of Tarth and Jane Eyre (who they always make too pretty on film.)

[–] ghoul2 5 points Edited

Me too I've been waiting for this thread. I was disappointed her thighs are not ripped. The whole point of the hulk is to be built as shit. She just looks normal. But large. I don't have a problem with her face being typically feminine/conventionally attractive but come on give her some muscle mass, it seems like the bare minimum would be giving her more muscles than this

Let women look like ugly, rampaging, snarling beasts and still be heroes, cowards!

There’s a meme about how alien men get to be all different shapes and sizes and alien women all have the same sleek attractive frame. Think He-man and Shera, they’re twins but only He-man is the super buff looking one.

Women must remain attractive to men at all times no matter the cost. It’s vile and nauseating that we can never truly see ourselves with different body types in media. I hate it so much.

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