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Old May 15th, 2006   Ragnell is offline   #72
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[quote=Guicho-]Wait Kyle who’s the latest in a line of five, male, chosen, earth born, GLs? And somehow Jade is considered the redundant one out?
The only female, the only one born with the powers internalized literally the next step in the evolution of GLs.
She was the most unique one! /QUOTE]

Why does nobody see how sexist that logic is?

Her only distinctions are her gender and that she had internalized powers (Which, well, Kyle and Alan have too!)

Oh, and her skin color.

You could have brought up her personality? Her skills? Something about her outlook that differentiates her from one of the guys? You had to say she was personally unique specifically for her gender?

I mean, with Katma -- She's idealistic, romantic, and marked by her faith in the Guardians and the Corps, she's also wise, and quietly strong.

Arisia -- A bright, optimistic, young person who was undergoing her growing pains and her first romance.

Soranik -- She's analytical, professional, proud of her medical training and good at it. She's a spiritual person who respects the dead, highly superstitious.

Brik -- a compassionate, caring, person who is slow to lose her temper unless someone she cares about gets hurt. Softhearted, also romantic.

I could describe these characters this way after reading two or three issues of each of them (as SUPPORTING characters, not even spotlighted).

Why is it that we've read ten years of Jade, we still fall back on "she was the only female, born with her powers, and she's green skinned" when pressed to describe her uniqueness?