And the winner is

The first comment.

Blokes who sell toys don’t think women exist:

The Iron Man 3 gender-swap shows toy companies think women don’t exist
Lauren Mooney

First comment:

Barbie, anyone?

13 thoughts on “And the winner is”

  1. The Pedant-General

    I read that the first time round as the “iron-man” “3-gender-swap” and really felt as though I was missing out on something.

  2. I don’t think gender (or sex if you prefer) is represented at all in children’s toys.

    I had action man and tommy gunn soldier figurines. Neither of them had a plastic cock and balls.

  3. Yeah. Why don’t they have more female villains in comic book stories? Look at Sharon Stone in Catwoman…

    Oh…

  4. “I had action man and tommy gunn soldier figurines. Neither of them had a plastic cock and balls.”

    That is because they were used for transplants on big-league feminists of that era.

    Who then fathered the present generation of femmis.

  5. As anyone who is familiar with Iron Man, the Billionaire, Genius, Philanthropist would be stuffed without Virginia “Pepper” Potts, who has occasionally donned the Iron Suit.

    When did Ms. Potts become a part of the Iron Man mega-franchise? 1963 – the year Kennedy was shot.

    So please love, do fuck off.

  6. So Much For Subtlety

    John Galt – “As anyone who is familiar with Iron Man, the Billionaire, Genius, Philanthropist would be stuffed without Virginia “Pepper” Potts, who has occasionally donned the Iron Suit.”

    As anyone who is familiar with Iron Man knows, they could not help turning Pepper Potts into the most annoying, pointless, castrating SJW character in any Super Hero film franchise. She was mildly annoying in the original cartoon, but obviously she looks too much like a passive victim of male patriarchy – a low rent Miss Moneypenny – so she has to kick some ar$e herself in the films. Only all they do is make her a deeply unpleasant and, as I said, basically castrating character. It is not much of an advertisement for marriage that she makes Iron Man give up everything that is cool about Iron Man.

  7. And the winner is

    Boris

    ” There was a young fellow from Ankara

    Who was a terrific wankerer

    Till he sowed his wild oats

    With the help of a goat

    But he didn’t even stop to thankera.”

    🙂

  8. A minute with Google (which the author claims to have made use of) shows that the character has always been male. The screenwriter tried to genderswap an established character, and got slapped down.

    This is not the same thing as the article presents. I’m no expert, but I believe character copyright and licensing is not exactly trivial.

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