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  1. I don't know. I don't use the term, but when I...

    I don't know. I don't use the term, but when I think of "mansplaining" I usually think of it in some sort of social debate/context? I think your friend's issues are rooted in other things having to...
  2. It was only for a few issues for one story arc....

    It was only for a few issues for one story arc. Sam did it cuz Steve was out of action and he didn't want the Sons of the Serpent to ruin the idea of captain america.
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    I think we might be conflating a couple of...

    I think we might be conflating a couple of different issues. Like a few people have already stated, there's way more actually impractical costumes in superhero comics than there are practical ones. I...
  4. I've been reading All New Cap, but I had the same...

    I've been reading All New Cap, but I had the same feeling. That Marvel thought they'd repeat the success of Bucky by having Sam be temporary Cap for awhile. Having said that, I'm thirsty for a kick...
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    Has someone really called you sexist for not...

    Has someone really called you sexist for not liking the costume? Where has this happened...I've seen lots of people say they think it's boring
    ( I don't have a problem with it but)
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    I kinda took those comments as those guys being...

    I kinda took those comments as those guys being smart asses though. And while someone might have said "Maybe we should tone down the over the top look of a few of our heroines," It's hard for me to...
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    I thought it just seemed he was trying to justify...

    I thought it just seemed he was trying to justify skimpy costumes by saying look what athletes wear, but he brought up athletes that do contact sports who wear padding and what not. It seems like it...
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    I dunno...the history of superhero comics is one...

    I dunno...the history of superhero comics is one impractical suit after another. We can start with Batman and just go down the line. Functionality takes a backseat to striking visuals most of the...
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    When he tries to say that athletes wear next to...

    When he tries to say that athletes wear next to nothing but then brings up football players.

    As far as the frumpy thing is concerned you're absolutely right...that fiction already does exist for...
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    Jonn still helps people thru his PI office, but...

    Jonn still helps people thru his PI office, but he decides to drop the superhero form folks are used to cuz really...what's the point? He mostly walks around in his true Martian form unless he has a...
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    He kinda hurts his own point when he tries to...

    He kinda hurts his own point when he tries to bring up athletes...
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    Cargo Ships and Ocean Liners are disappearing in...

    Cargo Ships and Ocean Liners are disappearing in the Pacific Ocean, it's thought to be the work of pirates until rumors of strange monsters with names like The Black Manta, The Ocean Master, and The...
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    Any comic written by Stan Lee and every third...

    Any comic written by Stan Lee and every third superhero comic published by Marvel up until about 1980-ish.
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    In theory I agree with the bolded. I've made the...

    In theory I agree with the bolded. I've made the same argument many times.
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    Sure. And just so we're clear...my point isn't...

    Sure. And just so we're clear...my point isn't that there aren't folks who'll get in an uproar over any little thing, they're clearly there. My point of view is that they were always there, but back...
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    Eric Storm has little patience with stereotypes...

    Eric Storm has little patience with stereotypes of Native Americans as either noble savages or alcoholics...he helps his people as best he can through activism and entreprenuership, but when local...
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    What you said isn't wrong, but my main point was...

    What you said isn't wrong, but my main point was that these people are hugely successful but that they wouldn't be if the general population was inherently more overly sensitive than they were a...
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    I get your point...lots of celebrities have to...

    I get your point...lots of celebrities have to back track on something they said, but for every Tracey Morgan there's a Lisa Lampanelli whose whole schitck is to make racially insensitive jokes....
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    That may be, but there's always been people that...

    That may be, but there's always been people that have been offended by various things in the media. And there's always been corporations who would nix things in the name of "good taste." It's really...
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    Ms Marvel is a fun comic.

    Ms Marvel is a fun comic.
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    I never bought into the idea that people today...

    I never bought into the idea that people today are somehow more sensitive than they were in the past.
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    Lady Shiva instigates a complex game of cat and...

    Lady Shiva instigates a complex game of cat and mouse involving the League of Assassins and Intergang in which she will reap the rewards, but will Richard Dragon throw a wrench in her plans?

    RAGMAN
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    Maybe not literally, but over the years with...

    Maybe not literally, but over the years with teams like the Avengers, the Titans, JL and others, there's been many members who didn't have careers outside of being supers. It's not like Wanda was...
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    Something like this came up in an old issue of...

    Something like this came up in an old issue of the X-Men. Nigntcrawler has in image inducer that let him appear as a normal human, Logan convinced him to try walking around without it. And while some...
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    Shouldn't is maybe a strong word, but even as a...

    Shouldn't is maybe a strong word, but even as a kid I thought that Iron Man's cover for his secret ID was kinda dumb. I wondered why if the Green Lanterns were supposed to be space cops why did they...
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