It's no secret that sexism in comic books has, and continues to be, a problem. From Superman spanking Lois Lane to Ant-Man domestically abusing Wasp and superheroines being continually drawn in leering and anatomically ridiculous ways, sexism in comics is still as prevalent as ever. Even when comic books are trying to be progressive they can still manage to be incredibly demeaning, patronizing, or just plain offensive toward women.
Historical moments to celebrate like Lois Lane starring in her own spin-off series or Wonder Woman being the first woman inducted into the Justice Society have been marred by sexist blunders. Meanwhile, in the modern day, impractical and needlessly over-sexualized costumes are explained away in a fashion that usually just makes things a lot worse.
Here are some of the most sexist moments in comic book history in stories that ruined their progressive context.
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Wonder Woman Is Inducted Into The Justice Society... As Their Secretary
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Sue Storm Becomes Marvel's First Silver Age Superheroine, But Is Apparently Only Good For One ThingPhoto: Marvel
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Wonder Woman Can Do Anything. Regular Women? Not So Much.
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Batwoman Arrives To Save The Day Only To Be Ridiculed By Batman
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Lois Lane's Reporting Skills Are Doubted By Her Male Colleagues Even In Her Own Comic Strip
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Supergirl Gets Her First Starring Role, Only To Be (Literally) Dragged Into A Non-Consentual Wedding