I mentioned to a friend of mine that I might not make it to a mutual friend’s birthday meal as I was feeling really awful. The conversation then proceeded approximately like this:
‘You can’t do that,’ she said, ‘he’ll be disappointed.’
[Other mutual friend] isn’t coming, I pointed out.
‘[Other mutual friend] is ill, though,’ she said. …yeah.
Nearly four years ago, and I’m still pretty hurt that she apparently couldn’t understand that depression ‘counts’ as being ill!
A few weeks ago I wrote a post decrying people saying that Wonder Woman’s classic bathing suit costume look like something a stripper or a prostitute would wear. It’s not that I am particularly enamored of the old costume. It’s more that I am tired of people trying to tie the amount of skin a woman shows to her sex life.
While I’m not huge fan of the classic costume, I’m also not a huge hater. Given the many changes, reboots, and writers Wonder Woman has gone through in the last few years, there’s something to say for the comfort of her iconography. As I’ve said before, I probably wouldn’t have been as opposed to the (now sadly) 1st costume designed by Jim Lee if hadn’t become so emblematic of the first 6 issues of the horrible Odyssey reboot.
But there are other costumes I outright despise. Here’s a hint on one at the top of the list; “Belly Window.”
It’s not the Huntress Hush costume is just ugly, which it is. Or that it took what had been a costume that made perfect sense for the character and made it into a mishmash of the worst of comic costuming including knee pads and pouches. It was that the costume was stupid. It gave a character who had been shot in the stomach a panel in her costume that exposed exactly where she was shot. At a time when Robin had finally got a costume without exposed legs, Huntress got practically everything exposed.