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Why Jessica Rabbit is Misunderstood
When it comes to female characters, the sexualization they may undergo has been given special attention in media criticism lately. One argument is that these depictions of 'sexy' women are not only offensive to women, but are examples of sexism limiting the roles/archetypes that women can be presented as. The other argument states that sexualization is a vague concept anyway and is something that is actually oppressive in terms of creativity and female sexuality. However, I believe there is another aspect to sexualized characters that is not often talked about: and that is their treatment both in their franchise and by the fans themselves.
The saying 'don't judge a book by its cover' is often referred to judging physically unappealing and downright monstrous characters and thinking that they are amoral, cruel or evil because of their appearance. However, I believe this can be applied in the opposite direction as well. I argue that just because a character is considered physically attra