I've been working on trying to make a decent post on my love for female super heroes, but life and depression and other stuff has gotten in the way.
But anger, pure unfiltered rage, has led me to write this post.
[trigger warning for rape, sexual violence and incest]
|This is one of the tamer pics I could find. Everything else was triggery.|
And the ones that don't feature Wonder Woman in violent sexual positions feature her being topless or jerking off.
And it makes me wonder (apologies for the pun), what is with some fan artists?
Going on a tag that has anything to do with any of the Batfamily (especially the Robins) brings up way too many images of them in varying acts of sex. What troubles me about that sort of thing isn't that they're mostly m/m pairings, but that the batboys are FAMILY, even if they're not related by blood. They are adopted brothers who treat each other like brothers, and see each other as a family.
Not only that, but then it gets creepier when the youngest Robin, Damian Wayne, gets included in these fan arts. Damian is anywhere from 10-11 years old, depending on where you stand in canon. And for some reason, people love pairing him up with his biological father, Bruce Wayne, or his older adopted brother, the 20-something year old Dick Grayson.
|Cosplayers of Damian and Dick. Captioned as "Pedo Cop" by the creators.|
This sort of thing perplexes me, and really worries me. That people actively engage in creating content that is sexually violent or abhorrent, in order to jerk off to it, makes me scared. And I know that it's not just confined to the comic fandom, but that's the only fandom that I really participate in any more.
Though, I know it still happens in the Supernatural fandom, with Sam/Dean pairings. And I'm not even going to touch on the pairing and then fetishizing of two canonically straight men. I don't really want a mob to come after me.
But yeah, I'm wondering, what the reasoning behind all this is. Why is it that people are drawn to sexualising their favourite characters in such a way? Why are pictures of a buxom Wonder Woman with her tits out more prominent than Wonder Woman being.... well, wonderful?
I'd really like to hear some thoughts on this. What, do you think, is the appeal to this sexual fantasy that can have potentially dangerous consequences?