That does not change the fact that the comics suck and are often loaded with nasty symbolism and messages.
I love my mother, but she raised me on a diet of super-misogynistic fairy tales that were loaded with meaning and cultural tropes that remain with me and a few million other kids to this day.
I know there are critics out there who see writers with serious issues, but really we're looking at a society with serious issues here. They're in the art, they're buried deep in the culture, they've been influencing us since we were born. They surface at the absolute worst times and they need to be pointed out and faced or else we'll never fucking get past them, and we'll be forever doomed to this living hell of cliched, offensive entertainment that saturates our world.
From a less lofty perspective, sometimes nice guys just tell bad stories.
Criticism is my small way of preventing future bad stories, because I know some of you out there are aspiring writers. Slowly but surely, we can fix some of this crap, one writer at a time. At the very least, we can let off some steam in the meantime.
But before we can fix anything, we have to learn to accept Ragnell's First Law of Criticism:
Criticizing the story is not the same as criticizing the storyteller.Quit popping up in my comments acting like I boiled someone's puppy because I pointed out something read really fucking wrong in their story.
It doesn't do anything to change my opinion. All it does is make me pissed off at you.