To point out the blatant sexism present in comic book covers, 21-year-old Shreya Arora flipped the narrative and made male superheroes pose in the way women are depicted.

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Shreya is studying graphic designing from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad and keeps working on freelance projects in her free time.

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Shreya says that although this started as a class project, it continued beyond that. “Choosing comic books to talk about sexism in the real world may seem unconventional, but one cannot deny that real sexism is shown through these fictional characters.”

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Through this project she wants to point out the blatant sexism in comic book art.

Arora flipped the narrative and made male superheroes pose in the way women are depicted.

 

“Choosing comic books to talk about sexism in the real world may seem unconventional, but one cannot deny that real sexism is shown through these fictional characters.”

In her other work, she called out the culture of blaming victims of sexual assault. In most cases, the implication is that the length of the woman’s clothes, the time of the incident and the woman’s demeanour were to blame. The artworks included a magazine cover with the title “LOGUE Kya Kahenge”.

Amajority of the comments Arora has received on her comic book project have been positive. But her work has also been criticised as not real feminism since it involves fictional characters. She however remains undaunted by the stupidity and trolling and continues to send a message through her work.

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