Brawny launched the “#StrengthHasNoGender” campaign to celebrate “facing life’s challenges with strength of character,” Morgan added. The brand also touts the fact that 23 women were involved in the production.
“I think there’s very interesting and modern depictions of women and of men,” she explained. "I think Katniss is obviously a very inspirational, resolute, determined woman. But also, we have Peeta, what one could consider to be an unconventional character because he is not a brawny man. He is someone more emotional. I just feel like they’re embracing a more interesting and diverse and realistic view of men and women in this film.“
When Ivankov tells Sanji that food defines the person, the first thing Sanji thinks about is the possibility for him to help improve his nakama’s bodies. Making Nami-swan and Robin-chwan sexier comes after that! You might think the female members of the crew are included in ‘their bodies’ but the original Japanese text clearly implies that he’s only referring to the male members. So despite all that machoish talk about only caring about the ladies, Sanji never confuses his priorities XD
Holy hell… I just realized how big the Brawny lumberjack actually is. Look at him! He’s the size of a mountain! Judging by the size of the trees, he’s either sitting down or buried chest-deep in the ground…
Why is he so big? Even Paul Bunyan wasn’t supposed to be THAT big. He’s colossal! In fact…
I’ve never looked at a picture of the tall, lean Amazonian Wonder Woman and thought her less strong because she doesn’t look like Chris Hemsworth with his shirt off. I also didn’t look at Gal Gadot in the Fast and Furious movies and think, “Yeah, she’s not so tough. Why is she so skinny?” It’s always been a foreign notion to me to look at a woman and think that because she looks slender, she can’t be strong.
The even greater problem here is that this isn’t something we’d say about a male superhero. We don’t look at The Flash star Grant Gustin and say, “He’s too thin to be The Flash.” Even though there are brawny versions of Barry Allen from the comics. No, we looked at Gustin and allowed him to inhabit the role, to give us a very strong, nuanced version of The Flash. We don’t always do that with female heroes. In fact, we almost never do it.
Is Krysten Ritter, the actress who plays Jessica Jones, a petite woman? Yes. Does that make her any less capable of giving us a wonderfully fleshed out, strong heroine? Absolutely not. If you are trying to level this criticism against a female lead in a superhero property, you’re missing the point (and you’re being a misogynist dick). Every time I see this pop up in comment sections, forums, or even worse, reviews from legitimate outlets, I cringe. This is taking the idea that someone’s physical appearance is more important than their character (something with which our society already struggles) and applying it to a world where we should be celebrating strong, intelligent, heroic and complex female characters.
So if you’re out there, just having finished typing your comment about how Krysten Ritter’s arms are too thin to be a believable badass, just stop. Delete the comment and walk away. Because sentiments like that are not only incorrect, they are also deeply inappropriate.
Neil Miller, “The Conversation we need to stop having about Female Superheroes.”