-Neeksy, on the SA Webcomics thread
This is kind of important in general, beyond just comics, which is why I'm quoting sans context. It matters whether it's about portrayals of gender, sex, race, class, or pretty much anything. A work does not exist in a void free of any outside connections, it is floating in a sea of one's culture- both the creator's and the audience's.
[BTW, Context: A discussion about furry art style in comics]