So, I've been thinking about this for a while. Recently I was thinking about the redesigns of some mid-level comic characters and thinking about how fans have reacted to them. A couple examples that spring to mind are Glory and Amanda "the Wall" Waller. I've seen comments regarding how each character was redesigned for their respective reboot/relaunch. (Read some here for Glory [A and B] and Waller [A and B].)
Am I the only one who sees a double standard here?
In particular, I'm reminded of how fans at first lauded the artwork of nineties (Rob Liefeld, et al) then came to denounce it. Now, I'll admit that I'm uncomfortable with come of what came out of that era. And I feel that a certain portion of it involved changing a character's body type to make them seem "cooler". Fans rejected the idea that Superman and Captain America needed to look like the Hulk in order to be compelling (visually or otherwise). I respect that view.
But then why is it suddenly okay to do that same kind of thing with a character like Glory? And if changing a woman's body type is okay, why is it so wrong for Amanda Waller to slim down? Did a bunch of fans suddenly decide that strong women can't be thin? Am I missing something?