Editor's Note, May 15th (and May 17th): We don't normally add, but since so many non-comics blogs are linking directly to this post I'm making an exception. This post only collects links to posts between May 10th and May 12th. There are links to further discussion of this statue here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. There's well over 200 posts in all, and its blending with other issues. I've also been collecting more links on this statue for tonight's posts. Those of you linking your own reactions in the comments will find your opinions linked in a future post.
For those of you unfamiliar with When Fangirls Attack, here is our mission statement and linking policy. Please note that dissenting opinions, more thoughtful discussion and analysis tends to come after the initial outrage has had some time to settle, so the later posts tend to be where you'd find that. -- Ragnell
Gonna wash that man right outta...
Mary Jane, the other white meat
Mary-Jane Loves Laundry
What have they done to you, Mary Jane?
... and then Spider-Man pitched a tent big enough for three rings and an elephant.
Dear Marvel, Sideshow Entertainment, and Adam Hughes
Right now I am more than miffed.
Go get 'em, Tiger! No, seriously. Get 'em.
Oh my god in heaven.
Speaking of Spiderman
Mary Jane's R-E-S-P-E-C-T
I took the palm to the face
It came from the internet!
Some interesting thoughts
Does whatever a spider can
Now this is just crap
Spider-Sense . . . Cringing . . .
Too awful to not be shared
I'm TNT, I'm dynamite!
I have no words...
Pop quiz, ladies...
Third Artist Syndrome
[sexism] Mary Jane's Only Good For One Thing
oh man oh man oh man
ComicGeek: Poor Mary Jane
That won't do at all.
Feminism, Comics, and Jess
Things I found in the last half hour that made my braincells fear for their lives
mary jane the... uh, whore?
No Starch, Please
Y'know...I know this phrase gets overused and all, but seriously: This is wrong on so many levels.
"but isn't that how you do laundry?"
"What's the new Mary Jane?"
good little girl
"What do you tell a comic book woman with two black eyes?
It's hard to master anatomy when you've never met a woman
And send him on his way... aka MJ Gate
Thong, barefoot, AND a pearl necklace.
You've come a long way, baby!
The worst crime against feminism since "Gloria Steinem Does Dallas"
Too much sexism for me
Brave New World
Yeah, that's not going to work out.
Wow. Just... wow.
On the topic of Cheesecake Art
Next, Lois Lane Scrubbing the Floor in Lingerie
Comic Book Obsessions
Ganked from devildoll and eukarya
Go read my latest women_n_comics post.
What's Wrong With This Statue?
More bad Spider-Man merchandise
This is the time of my life, yes I am sure what I want is what I've got
Sweet Fancy Moses
Get a grip, li'l Feminazi!
Well pop my Monocle!
Obviously, I Can't Afford The Ticket Back From Suffragette City.
Spidermanlandia loses it's way, makes seriously bad choices
MJ, did you throw out your back?
*shakes head in dismay*
As women, we have made such great strides in comics...
About That Statuette...
"The annihilating feminine does not need civilizing."
You can get away with murder if you've got a badge
RE: the MJ figurine
Poor Lady Heather
I just--I CAN'T.
MJ like you've never seen 'er...
Ah, the American comic book industry.
Random Thoughts Friday
I'm glad you came here with your pound of flesh
The Totally Wicked Return of Misfit, Reading Your Mail!
Spider-Wank: Mary Jane, Domestic Goddess