Oh, good golly. Katherine Harris sent along a link to this post, in which Devil Doll presents a new comiquette (little collectible statue) of Mary Jane from Spiderman. It’s just. . . well . . . behold:
Be sure to click through to Devil Doll’s livejournal to get the full picture of this little piece of retrograde sexist tchotcke. Why, yes! She *is* washing her husband’s superhero costume. And it’s turning her on — you can tell by the unnatural arch in her back that displays her butt like a baboon in heat (the better to see the rip in her jeans right on her buttock) and pushes her breasts out for maximum cleavage. Ooh, housework is soooo sexy! She’s like a pornified June Cleaver.
Though who sculpted this thing, Chris Muir? Mattel? I guess I’m not surprised she’s bent over like that, trying to hold up those breasts on that tiny waist.
Also, be sure to scroll down for a re-imagining of the comiquette as a “cocquette.” Funny how it’s just not the same when you switch the genders, isn’t it? What is coded as “sexy” when a woman does it looks pretty damn ridiculous when a man does it. Just goes to show you how much of an influence ads and other images have on the collective consciousness.
More photos and a shot of the drawing that inspired the sculptor here.
Of course, I haven’t even gotten to the best part yet: Sideshow, the company that makes this 50s-fantasy knickknack, has been deleting comments complaining about the misogyny and sexism of the image from its forum, while leaving up compliments.
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