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Spider-Woman Is Sexy, Sexy, Sexy

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This week, the site Comic Book Resources got an exclusive  look at the covers for some upcoming comics, including Spider-Woman #1.  It’s very cool of course (see one of the covers after the jump), but one of the variant covers released by Marvel (above left) is a real head-scratcher. You can see how Spider-Woman is crouching, presumably right after she climbed up a wall, with her rather-emphasized ass up in the air. Similar photos of crouching Spider-Man that I found online — the one above, as well as the one tweeted here — are not quite the same. Keep reading »

Shirley Manson Is Sick Of “Over-Sexualized Imagery,” Ready For More “Female Provocateurs”

“I feel like there has been such a dearth of female provocateurs over the last decade. It’s been wonderful to watch women dominate the pop charts — to truly dominate — but unfortunately we’ve had to pay a price for that kind of success, which is that the less malleable female musician has really been pushed aside. We haven’t heard a lot from women coming from more of a “punk” ethos, for lack of a better term. So I’m excited to see an underground swell of girls with a lot of attitude and a lot to say. They’re using their intellect as opposed to their assholes. I’m so sick of over-sexualized imagery right now. When women first took it and ran with it it felt very exciting, but now it feels sort of tedious. I want to hear what women have to say as opposed to what they look like in a bikini.”

Shirley Manson spoke to Styleite recently about her favorite makeup brands (MAC, obviously) but also to chat about women in music who inspire her right now. I’m not too surprised that she’s so over the boobs squirting whipped cream and the naked rides on wrecking balls in the current pop landscape. But have hope, Shirley! Go out for all-black mani-pedis with Lorde, or whatever it is that “female provocateurs” do for fun. [Styleite] [Image via Getty]

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