Yesterday the Internet erupted in roars of nerd-rage. It seems that Thor is now a woman.
Apparently, in some bizarre nod to the feminists, Marvel has decided to change the gender of one of the Norse gods.
This is somehow a victory for feminists, who are crowing about how progressive Marvel is being.
But really, who is it a victory for? Let’s break this down.
Who reads comic books? Guys.
Do girls want to look at pictures of large-breasted heroines wielding lightning?
Maybe some do, but girls mostly want a good story. Aromantic story. (Guys are turned on by images, girls are turned on by words. This is why romance novels exist.)
Will changing Thor into a chick attract more girl readers?
Probably not. Most girls I know were swooning over movie-Thor because he was a hot guy.
Who will girl-Thor attract?
So, this isn’t really a feminist victory. They’re perpetrating more objectification of women.
Supposedly the character will remain the same, so making Thor a girl changes exactly nothing. Which makes us ask, why the gender change at all? Winning points with people who don’t read comic books?
I personally think its so they can pair up Thor and Loki.