Originally Posted by Sterling Archer
This argument holds no water to me. Perfect and unreasonably beautiful women are a male fantasy. Super ripped male heroes are also a male fantasy. In no way did they design He-Man to look like that to appeal to girls. It's completely inacccurate to say that men have the same body image pressures put on them as women do.
Agree. I would argue however that Barbie is not a male fantasy but a female fantasy. I think He-Man is sometimes seen as a gay male fantasy. I would definitely agree that female superheroes are often mostly seen as male fantasy, although more and more females are into comic books these days. Almost 50/50 these days in the male/female percentage, unlike before where comic books was more exclusively male dominated.