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#1 Posted by Agent9149 (2890 posts) - - Show Bio

I would like you to ask you a question. What is the female power fantasy? Do you believe that it exists? If so what do you view as a female power fantasy? This could be in a general sense or in a more personal sense that describes your specific power fantasy.

The reason I ask this question is because many times we see a lot of comic books, movies, video games, and books that are molded specifically to fit the male power fantasy. I rarely hear about the female power fantasy. If you have any examples of mediums molded to fit the female power fantasy please feel free to reference them.

#2 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6041 posts) - - Show Bio

I would like you to ask you a question. What is the female power fantasy? Do you believe that it exists? If so what do you view as a female power fantasy? This could be in a general sense or in a more personal sense that describes your specific power fantasy.

The reason I ask this question is because many times we see a lot of comic books, movies, video games, and books that are molded specifically to fit the male power fantasy. I rarely hear about the female power fantasy. If you have any examples of mediums molded to fit the female power fantasy please feel free to reference them.

I'm not totally sure what a male power fantasy is. Do you mean where the male lead is presented as very powerful, clever, skilled, etc, and has to save a woman, therefore making men look good, and women kind of weak?

#3 Edited by Riot_Sqrrl (262 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope he's not referring to the Dr. Light in Identity Crisis kind.

#4 Posted by Agent9149 (2890 posts) - - Show Bio

@riot_sqrrl: I'm not referring to any specific examples. I am being general with the definition of a male power fantasy.

: @v_scarlotte_rose: power fantasy as in a male protagonist being portrayed as strong, physically superior (ripped to perfection), completely independent, attracts a lot of attention from the opposite sex, extremely masculine

#5 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6041 posts) - - Show Bio

: @v_scarlotte_rose: power fantasy as in a male protagonist being portrayed as strong, physically superior (ripped to perfection), completely independent, attracts a lot of attention from the opposite sex, extremely masculine

That's kind of what I thought.

Well lets break that down and apply it to a female character, and I'll give my opinion on each part.

A female protagonist being portrayed as strong(I'm fine with this), physically superior(superior to civilians in general, not specifically either sex), completely independent(that would be O.K.) attracts a lot of attention from the opposite sex(I wouldn't want this), extremely feminine(not really necessary, as I don't think crime fighters need to show masculinity or femininity in any big way).

Obviously I can't speak for every woman, and opinions will vary, but that's what I think for what it's worth.

#6 Edited by Agent9149 (2890 posts) - - Show Bio
#7 Posted by RazzaTazz (9450 posts) - - Show Bio

I have a power fantasy. Two men at the same time.

One to cook and one to clean :P

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#8 Posted by tg1982 (2715 posts) - - Show Bio

I have a power fantasy. Two men at the same time.

One to cook and one to clean :P

LOL.

#9 Posted by lykopis (10756 posts) - - Show Bio

It's an interesting question.

power fantasy as in a male protagonist being portrayed as strong, physically superior (ripped to perfection), completely independent, attracts a lot of attention from the opposite sex, extremely masculine

Placing the above in reverse it seems that what is considered physically superior in terms of women could be perhaps what has been traditionally considered superior which is large breasts, long legs, super tiny waists and then of course, ultra femininity. This would be more geared towards males (generally) in what they would consider fantasy. There is no power fantasy for women with that criteria unless I were to take the strong, physically superior in the same application as males so yes, I do believe that's there plus the independence, attraction of the opposite sex but no ultra or ultra femininity (if applied in the same extreme sense). My favourite character being Rogue has all those qualities so yes, I guess there is a female power fantasy if I apply it that way.

Anything overtly sexual (which most female characters seem to be -- or at least been placed into such a state) does nothing for me. There is nothing to admire when it comes to stilettos, fishnet stockings, thongs and cut out O's to highlight huge breasts while twisted into absurd positions that has me wishing I could be one of them. At all. Except for the hair. Their freaking hair is always perfect...

#10 Posted by Akindoodle (971 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis: That's pretty much my answer too. Broke back syndrome in comic art is especially ridiculous. But I can't even wish for the hair. I've got super curly, nappy afro hair and it's an absolute b*tch to work with

I have a power fantasy. Two men at the same time.

One to cook and one to clean :P

Amen. I can completely agree.

#11 Edited by lykopis (10756 posts) - - Show Bio
#12 Posted by cameron83 (6499 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis said:

It's an interesting question.

power fantasy as in a male protagonist being portrayed as strong, physically superior (ripped to perfection), completely independent, attracts a lot of attention from the opposite sex, extremely masculine

Placing the above in reverse it seems that what is considered physically superior in terms of women could be perhaps what has been traditionally considered superior which is large breasts, long legs, super tiny waists and then of course, ultra femininity. This would be more geared towards males (generally) in what they would consider fantasy. There is no power fantasy for women with that criteria unless I were to take the strong, physically superior in the same application as males so yes, I do believe that's there plus the independence, attraction of the opposite sex but no ultra or ultra femininity (if applied in the same extreme sense). My favourite character being Rogue has all those qualities so yes, I guess there is a female power fantasy if I apply it that way.

Anything overtly sexual (which most female characters seem to be -- or at least been placed into such a state) does nothing for me. There is nothing to admire when it comes to stilettos, fishnet stockings, thongs and cut out O's to highlight huge breasts while twisted into absurd positions that has me wishing I could be one of them. At all. Except for the hair. Their freaking hair is always perfect...

actually,there is one character that has the best hair:

I wonder what type of conditioner he uses o.o

Anyway,since I am not a female I guess I gotta leave.... :'(

#13 Posted by lykopis (10756 posts) - - Show Bio

@cameron83:

Nuuu -- you have every right to partake in this thread and yes, I do believe we have a winner!

I suspect this...

#14 Edited by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10180 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis said:
There is nothing to admire when it comes to stilettos, fishnet stockings, thongs and cut out O's to highlight huge breasts while twisted into absurd positions that has me wishing I could be one of them. A

There goes your birthday plans

#15 Posted by cameron83 (6499 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis said:

@cameron83:

Nuuu -- you have every right to partake in this thread and yes, I do believe we have a winner!

I suspect this...

I mean,it's just so divine and rich and full of vibrant color!!!

I must have that conditioner! 0.0

lol and thanks! ^.^

#16 Edited by Akindoodle (971 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis said:

@cameron83:

Nuuu -- you have every right to partake in this thread and yes, I do believe we have a winner!

I suspect this...

I mean,it's just so divine and rich and full of vibrant color!!!

I must have that conditioner! 0.0

lol and thanks! ^.^

ME TOO!!! I MUST HAVE THAT CONDITIONER!!!! Thor's got better hair than I do

#17 Posted by lykopis (10756 posts) - - Show Bio

@akindoodle: @cameron83:

It's those Aussies. They have the best hair products. o-o

@lykopis said:
There is nothing to admire when it comes to stilettos, fishnet stockings, thongs and cut out O's to highlight huge breasts while twisted into absurd positions that has me wishing I could be one of them.

There goes your birthday plans

I said nothing about them jumping out of cakes....

#18 Edited by cameron83 (6499 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis said:

@akindoodle: @cameron83:

It's those Aussies. They have the best hair products. o-o

@fuchsia_nightingale said:

@lykopis said:
There is nothing to admire when it comes to stilettos, fishnet stockings, thongs and cut out O's to highlight huge breasts while twisted into absurd positions that has me wishing I could be one of them.

There goes your birthday plans

I said nothing about them jumping out of cakes....

I know where I'm going for vacation....

@cameron83 said:

@lykopis said:

@cameron83:

Nuuu -- you have every right to partake in this thread and yes, I do believe we have a winner!

I suspect this...

I mean,it's just so divine and rich and full of vibrant color!!!

I must have that conditioner! 0.0

lol and thanks! ^.^

ME TOO!!! I MUST HAVE THAT CONDITIONER!!!! Thor's got better hair than I do

We have two options:

Hunt down Thor on an epic nordic quest and cut off his hair when he's not looking.

or

Kidnap the creator of that conditioner and have him make an endless supply of it 0.o

#19 Posted by Akindoodle (971 posts) - - Show Bio

@cameron83: I believe any self respecting god worth his salt would approve of the first option. We might even become the new WARRIORS THREE with WIGS! Volstagg, Hogun, Fandral, EAT YOUR HEARTS OUT! And hey Cameron, Sif might even look your way once we're blonde and famous! *knowing eyebrow wiggle*

#20 Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10180 posts) - - Show Bio
#21 Edited by lykopis (10756 posts) - - Show Bio

@fuchsia_nightingale:

I take it back. Thor loses to Poison. I am pretty sure he withdraws from the competition.

#22 Posted by Pyrogram (34444 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis: And what's this about you abusing Thor? hmm!

I have a power fantasy. Two men at the same time.

One to cook and one to clean :P

LMFAO XD

#23 Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10180 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis: But she's everything that doesn't do it for you heheh

cancels the cake

#24 Posted by Pyrogram (34444 posts) - - Show Bio
#25 Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10180 posts) - - Show Bio

@pyrogram: Nope, Lulu does not like that, so please, do not offend her further ^-^

#26 Posted by Pyrogram (34444 posts) - - Show Bio
#27 Posted by cameron83 (6499 posts) - - Show Bio

@cameron83: I believe any self respecting god worth his salt would approve of the first option. We might even become the new WARRIORS THREE with WIGS! Volstagg, Hogun, Fandral, EAT YOUR HEARTS OUT! And hey Cameron, Sif might even look your way once we're blonde and famous! *knowing eyebrow wiggle*

Ordering Tickets to Asgard now

#28 Edited by Akindoodle (971 posts) - - Show Bio

@cameron83: Be prepared for battle. And SMORGASBORD!!! (i.e. bring your swords, scissors and preferred culinary utensils and cutlery amongst other things). I wonder if Fandral's into crazy Nigerian girls? Hmmm...

#29 Posted by cameron83 (6499 posts) - - Show Bio

@cameron83: Be prepared for battle. And SMORGASBORD!!! (i.e. bring your swords, scissors and preferred culinary utensils and cutlery amongst other things). I wonder if Fandral's into crazy Nigerian girls? Hmmm...

XD

#30 Posted by lykopis (10756 posts) - - Show Bio

@pyrogram said:

@fuchsia_nightingale: Cancels cake

hey hey -- order back that cake! I am a connoisseur of all things lovely and I wouldn't want my guests not entertained! How can anyone be offended by beauty? As for abusing Thor -- he LOVES it. It's all about domination with that guy.

#31 Edited by TheAcidSkull (17166 posts) - - Show Bio

woman are mysterious. They are like Jig saw puzzles mixed with rubic cubes, impossible to figure out

#32 Posted by lykopis (10756 posts) - - Show Bio

woman are mysterious. They are like Jig saw puzzles mixed with rubic cubes, impossible to figure out

More like tangled Christmas lights. If you are patient and are careful and gentle you'll have us unraveled in no time. Just thought of that today actually in conversation with someone as it's true.

#33 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6041 posts) - - Show Bio

woman are mysterious. They are like Jig saw puzzles mixed with rubic cubes, impossible to figure out

What are men like?

#34 Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10180 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis: Nope nope, no fishnets, cut shirts, high heels . All party people must wear a thick, nondescript ponchos and be ready to discuss Jane Eyre. Instead of cake, we will have saltines and 2 percent milk.

#35 Posted by lykopis (10756 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis: Nope nope, no fishnets, cut shirts, high heels . All party people must wear a thick, nondescript ponchos and be ready to discuss Jane Eyre. Instead of cake, we will have saltines and 2 percent milk.

Fuddy Duddy.

-_-

#36 Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10180 posts) - - Show Bio
#37 Posted by laflux (13787 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis said:

@fuchsia_nightingale:

I take it back. Thor loses to Poison. I am pretty sure he withdraws from the competition.

Literally or figuratively?

#38 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

I will eat your heart.

#39 Posted by Ostyo (6373 posts) - - Show Bio
#40 Edited by TheAcidSkull (17166 posts) - - Show Bio

@theacidskull said:

woman are mysterious. They are like Jig saw puzzles mixed with rubic cubes, impossible to figure out

What are men like?

Men are papers who have written everything all over them. not that hard to figure out :P

@lykopis said:

@theacidskull said:

woman are mysterious. They are like Jig saw puzzles mixed with rubic cubes, impossible to figure out

More like tangled Christmas lights. If you are patient and are careful and gentle you'll have us unraveled in no time. Just thought of that today actually in conversation with someone as it's true.

mh.... figure out completely? 100%? is it possible? :P

#41 Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10180 posts) - - Show Bio

@theacidskull: Where is your poncho ? you can not address Lulu with out it.

#42 Posted by TheAcidSkull (17166 posts) - - Show Bio
#43 Edited by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10180 posts) - - Show Bio

@theacidskull: Gender is the great illusion of the world according to lulu, so you must dress in the most nondescript , ambiguous clothes possible :P

#44 Posted by TheAcidSkull (17166 posts) - - Show Bio

@theacidskull: Gender is the great illusion of the world according to lulu, so you must dress in the most nondescript , ambiguous clothes possible :P

I'm NOT changing My sports cloths! IT'S MAH BABY!:P

#45 Edited by Betatesthighlander1 (7462 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis: I kind of wonder what your answer to the original question is...

#46 Posted by lykopis (10756 posts) - - Show Bio

@laflux said:

@lykopis said:

@fuchsia_nightingale:

I take it back. Thor loses to Poison. I am pretty sure he withdraws from the competition.

Literally or figuratively?

I just saw this now.

I'm going with literally.

@fuchsia_nightingale said:

@theacidskull: Where is your poncho ? you can not address Lulu with out it.

Mawhoandwhatnow? :P

@theacidskull: Gender is the great illusion of the world according to lulu, so you must dress in the most nondescript , ambiguous clothes possible :P

Like this. The maracas have to be continuously shook.

@lykopis: I kind of wonder what your answer to the original question is...

I did answer it? Way, way WAY up near the top of the thread. :P

#47 Posted by Betatesthighlander1 (7462 posts) - - Show Bio

@fuchsia_nightingale: I kind of wonder what your answer to the original question is...

(@lykopis sorry, I accidentally sent that question 2 u))

#48 Posted by lykopis (10756 posts) - - Show Bio
#49 Posted by Betatesthighlander1 (7462 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis: at all? what if like, a truck is about to hit me?

#50 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

Do you ever think about how wondeirng about thing is pretty useless?