31 May 2010

Results of the Costume Poll

The results of the poll are in! Eleven people voted in the poll on skimpy costumes, and the results are as follows:

What do you think of skimpy costumes on female comic book characters?
I love them! - 1 vote - 9%
They're okay in moderation - 6 votes - 54%
They're always sexist - 4 votes - 36%
I don't care - 0 votes - 0%

In an attempt to increase the sample size, I posted a similar poll on the forum for ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.com, which is home to a lot of opinionated comics fans. The results there were as follows:

What do you think of skimpy costumes on female comic book characters?
They're always awesome! - 2 votes - 17%
They're okay in moderation - 8 votes - 67%
They're always sexist - 0 votes - 0%
Ooh, shiny poll! - 2 votes - 17%

Combining the two polls, I collected a total of 23 votes. 14 people--61% of everyone polled--think skimpy costumes are all right in moderation. 4 voters believe such costumes are always sexist, while 3 voters think they're always a good thing. And two people just like voting in polls.

This poll has generated a lot of thought-provoking comments. A more in-depth examination of fanservice and sexism in comic book art will be posted within the next few days.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I look forward to it!

Tizzi said...

wow, how awesome! I love this stuff. I could argue about how sexist comics are for hourrrrs. xD

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