Sometimes as a blogger you have to have an unpopular opinion. As you’re reading something and making your notes, you just know that when you do your write up its going to go against everything everyone is saying.
This happened to me with Bitch Planet.
I’ve been hearing about this comic for months now, and it seems like every single person I know has raved about it. So when AdultBooklr put it on the poll for December, you bet I put my vote in! Plus, it was perfect for #ReadWomen, and I even had enough GooglePlay credits–SCORE!
For some reason, though, I just could not get into it. Which is why it is January 11, and I’m just getting around to reviewing it. I’m not sure which is more frustrating: not liking a book that everyone loves, or not knowing WHY I don’t like it. I SHOULD like it–battered females fighting against rampant misogyny? Sign me up!
I think maybe I just find it sort of unlikely–not the rampant misogyny part, but if space travel and planetary colonization were actually feasible there is no way in HELL the men would be left behind on dirty ol’ earth and the *spit* women would be the ones to get their own planet. Don’t you think? There is even a conversation in which two men are discussing a resort planet for the rich and famous and how hard it is to get on it. If space travel is so expensive, I guess I just don’t see why it would be cost effective to have a whole planet just for prisoners (although, consider the cost of our US prison system…).
To be completely honest, I’m not even sure if that’s the reason I don’t like it, but it’s the only thing I can come up with. Something didn’t jive with me. *shrug* Still, I am 100% for comics like this, and lady comics, and comics featuring a diverse cast with feminist motives. So keep ’em coming.