Breaking through stereotypes
Why is it so hard to break through stereotypes?
I know it will not be an overnight thing, changing the face of speculative fiction, but I swear to God! The submissions I'm receiving are so demeaning that it really hurts. Not to mention the first person who answers the art call has primarily scantily clad females in his fantasy art. GAH! It's no ______________ wonder the world thinks were such cretins. We are so obsessed over the female body that one dare not do anything to go against what has been put forth as the accepted ideal. Women cannot be fantasy women unless they are perfect, despite the fact that so many men deny wanting "perfect fantasy women" as their own, personal fantasy. I am so very sick of this.
I feel so...well, objectified is the only word for it.
Declination in a society is most prevalent when objectification of women is one of its only "claims to fame."
(Artwork by Frederick K T Anderson of Elfwood.com)