I’ve already written a blog about the outfits which female superheroes are made to wear, but what about the outfits created for real life female fans of superheroes? As I female fan of the superhero genre, I found early on that I was better off looking for clothing in the mens department of shops. I had to do this because the female oriented clothing was oddly gendered. Here’s a few examples of shirts other people have bought me:
As you can see, these designs are focused on the fact that girls want to date superheros. Now, I’m not saying that I wouldn’t date Peter Parker if given the chance, but I don’t think that this should be the sole focus of the designs marketed to women.
Thankfully, with the new series of Marvel films, something awesome happened. I went into Primark one day to find a load of female t-shirts which just display the fact that women like comics. Here’s a couple of the ones I’ve bought:
It’s an actual miracle, and I’m so proud that merchandise aimed at the female audience aren’t solely “I want to date a superhero” anymore.
What do you guys think? Have you found any ridiculously gendered merchandise recently? Let me know.