Alyssa Korea Illustrates The Feminist Media Criticism Conundrum In This 3-Panel Comic

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“Tumbling over the past year and a half has made me see the problems of gender roles that exist in media, but sometimes it gets to the point where I over analyze every single piece of television or film that I come across. (However, this in no way means that I think feminist media criticism is wrong, or should be avoided!) Mostly I just over think everything.” – Alyssa Creagh (a.k.a. Alyssa Korea on her tumblr page, circa June 2013)

With her clever depiction of this feminist conundrum, the 23-year-old illustrator and digital artist from Austin, TX, who is currently teaching English in Miyazaki, Japan, offers interesting food for thought.

  • Been there, done that.

  • so true

  • Asha Mae

    That’s why I think we need to strive for a diversity of roles for women instead of spending all our tine criticizing what we have. The sexualized woman characters won’t ever disappear, but we can surround them with a variety of other more nuanced, complex ones to paint a more accurate picture of what women’s lives are like today!