Escher Girls

This is a blog to archive and showcase the prevalence of certain ways women are depicted in illustrated pop media, specifically how women are posed, drawn, distorted, and/or sexualized out of context, often in ridiculous, impossible or disturbing ways that sacrifice storytelling.

The site focuses primarily on the hyper-real illustrative vocabulary of comic books, which has always been highly exaggerated but in recent decades has become grotesque. There are lots of images that I could have reproduced here, but the site’s authors make such a thorough case for the aggregate vulgarity of this kind of imagery that to include even one seems like it would be an endorsement. See for yourselves here.