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DC All Access caught up with the cast of Arrow to talk Season 4, spoke with Marguerite Bennett about the new Bombshells digital first comic book series, and went behind-the-scenes for an exclusive look at the making of some of the incredible special effects that make The Flash so incredible! Check it all out in today’s new episode. 

There are so many people upset with the new costume of Supergirl because she isn’t baring any skin at all. People say that her hands/midriffs/thighs should be bare, and the tights make her look like a grandma. Well, first of all, no. No. Stop sexualizing female superheroes. There are comments on IGN where men say that “supergirl is meant to be sexually attractive to men and now they won’t want to watch the show”. Don’t. Women do not exist to be sexually attractive to men.
For the record, this costume looks pretty badass to me. In an age where everyone has a decent camera phone, Supergirl can hardly afford to be flying around in a miniskirt that literally makes it impossible to fight without flashing someone. The bare midriff? Not professional, or practical. That’s like expecting Superman to be shirtless, and wearing boxer shorts instead of tights. The costume is form-fitting and conservative, like they’re meant to be. It’s street smart, dark, and practical. And it completely complements Henry Cavill’s Superman costume. That one, if you remember, outlines all his muscles, but plays it conservative in the crotch area, unlike the comics where he literally wears red underwear outside his suit. I don’t see why Kara Danvers should be overly sexualized with boobs and bare skin when Clark Kent isn’t?
Black Canary, The Huntress, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Gamora, Black Widow, Mockingbird, these are the female characters from the comics on TV right now, and they all have 21st century pragmatic outfits that help them. Hold the women in the same standard you hold men. That’s what equality is.

Black Widow: Super spy who has trained all her life, remorseful killer, dayjob is saving the world, methodical, calculating, cynical, sly, super edgy, super cool badass

Supergirl: Optimistic sunny girl finding out she can fly, feeling like she has a place on earth, living and working in a bright bustling city, super cool badass

I love both characters equally. I will totally admit that comparing Supergirl’s show to the SNL Black Widow parody is funny to an extent, but it also feels like people are hopping aboard the “all female characters are the same” boat. In the context of Kara’s happy go lucky personality, her TV show works for her. Throwing Natasha into that situation would be, as we all know, ridiculous. There is room for both kind of characters in our media! Demand both kinds of characters, and then some! 

I’m not avoiding it at all. I think it’s awesome! And come on – we’re The Flash. It’s parallel universes. Grant Gustin is The Flash, and I’m The Flash, don’t you see? It’s the event horizon, we crossed it, baby. Grant and I are chillin’. We’re going to have a race. It’s gonna be dope. Like Jay Garrick and Barry Allen back in the day.
—  Ezra Miller [x]