"Hypersexualized" or "Liberated" Female Superheroes?
I'm guessing with this audience, people are at least passingly familiar with the re-launch of DC's titles, dubbed "DCnU" collectively. Recently, someone wrote an article about how a couple of the titles (Red Hood and Catwoman) have gone off the deep end in regards to the ever-present issue of oversexualized female characters in comics.
The article in question is here, though the images might be NSFW, depending on your office. There's a few frames of your typical barely covered butts-and-boobs comic fare. If you're worried about it, you may just wanna take a quick glance at this comic that sums up the article quickly.
Naturally, the article about how women are treated as sex objects has stirred up its usual companion, the argument that they're "liberated women" and that any attempt to cry foul is simply shaming them for enjoying sex. Me, I'm somewhat on the fence because the sexual empowerment issue is a little eclipsed (to me) by the godawful writing and plotting of these books. I think one of the commenters on the article said "It's like DC decided to hand their entire company over to 90s Wildstorm", which seemed right to me. But anyway, I wanted to see what everyone else thought about the somewhat difficult-to-define line between women who are portrayed as sexually liberated or those who are simply walking male wishlists.