Why it sucks to be a female comic-book fan: Clothing

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.


2 thoughts on “Why it sucks to be a female comic-book fan: Clothing

    1. kellisina Post author

      I suppose it depends on where you live. I’ve found primark is pretty good for this kind of thing, but comic book stores like Forbidden Planet or Traveling Man only stock mens sizes.


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