IN YOUR FACE JAM: He-Man and the Masters of the Pants
Here it is, my critical assessment of comic books’ longstanding fear of the bare male leg. I know it’s pretty crazy to write 1700 words about the implications of a pants-wearing He-Man, but I dunno, is it?
I think that comics can definitely be used to examine our culture and our weird gender hang ups. And summer’s approaching, so get ready to have our culture’s weird rules about how much skin each gender is allowed to show thrown in your face everywhere!
I’m currently trying to adultize my wardrobe, which includes finding a pair of swim trunks that dont’ have the X-Men plastered all over them. Do you realize how hard it is to find swim trunks that aren’t basically pants? And how crazy is it that we only accept women wearing things that show their entire legs? WHAT IS WRONG WITH US?!
So yeah, this article is about that. And He-Man wearing pants.
Also, someone give me a reason to spend $60 on a pair of really cool, vintage looking Penguin swim trunks. Invite me to your pool parties.