superhero t-shirt


This women’s T-shirt, manufactured by the company Junk Food, depicts a fight between two male Marvel superheroes, the Incredible Hulk and Iron Man.  A voice bubble (common in the comic book genre) also appears, saying “Now, now, boys… Stop fighting over me!”


Conduct a basic reading of this T-Shirt. What is its meaning? What type of person would wear this shirt and why?

It is not clear who exactly is saying “Now, now, boys…” What kind of person do you think is supposed to be saying those words? Think about different assumed identity characteristics of this person? Where did your assumptions come from?

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