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Old April 30 2010, 08:33 PM   #1
Dusty Ayres
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The greener the berry...

Back when I used to read Uncanny X-Men, I would always wonder why writers had mutants face events that actual minority groups dealt with decades ago. Slavery. Segregation. Attempted genocide. After all, why not tap into some of the very real plights that minority groups currently have to deal with? Demonization in the media. Housing discrimination.

Sexual exploitation.

I wonder if the creative teams working on Marvel's X-books are taking a step in that direction or if the preceding mock Utopia ad is one hell of a coincidence. Because the first thing I thought of when I saw the advertisement was how the green skin of the women had been held up as some kind of novelty or amusement for "normal" men to enjoy. And I can't help but think of Black and Latina women in the Dominican Republic and Asian women in the Philippines who are considered that same kind of novelty act.
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Old April 30 2010, 09:51 PM   #2
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Re: The greener the berry...

I guess you have forgotten the part about doing more than posting a portion of an article. You're not giving yourself much of an option here.
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