For Those Playing Along At Home

EDIT: Hello! Have you been linked to this card and are now confused/angry? Explanations of why these bingo points are considered ridiculous or insulting can be now be found here!

Following Lauredhel at Hoyden About Town, Betty and I felt it necessary to create Anti-Comics-Feminist Bingo.

Clearly, some things are just Meant To Be.

Just read manga like the rest of the girls.

You’re only jealous because you don’t look like that.

So you want comics full of ugly fat chicks?

If you don’t like them, don’t read them.

That’s censorship!

But doing martial arts in high heels is perfectly reasonable!

But super-strong women don’t need bras!

But she’s from an alien culture with no nudity taboo!

But girls often wear skirts. Why wouldn’t they go flying in them?

But that costume suits her personality!

No one wants realism in comics!

But rape happens in real life too!

But men are drawn unrealistically too!

Men can’t help themselves! Why are you punishing us for our biology?

Women just don’t get comics.

If you don’t like it, shut up and write your own.

Why are you complaining about comics when women in Muslim countries are oppressed?

This is just fanboy entitlement… from women!

There aren’t many women working in mainstream comics because they’re just not good enough.

…I mean, because they’re just not interested.

Sexism is a convention of the genre!

Are you calling me a misogynist!?

My girlfriend never complains about this stuff.

But male characters die too!

Comics are never going to change. You’re wasting your time.

Claim your prize here.

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