Tag Archives: Feminism

Misogyny unmasked

Tonight PBS is airing a three-hour documentary, Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle, which, among other things, promises to examine how caped crusaders have addressed “contemporary social issues” throughout their 75-year history in comics, radio, television and film. Hopefully, this will include battlefield … Continue reading

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American herstory

Considering the tardiness of my last post on Black History Month, I thought it would be nice to post something in honor of Women’s History Month while it is still March (barely). This year’s theme is “Our History is Our … Continue reading

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Women of Steel

In honor of Women’s Equality Day (which coincides with the anniversary of the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment that granted U.S. women suffrage), I’m posting this roster of women superheroes who are feminist role models and/or champion various social justice … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman’s makeover mishaps

DC Comics made national headlines a couple weeks ago when it unveiled a new costume for its most famous female superhero. The costume was designed, according to new writer for the Wonder Woman comic book series, J. Michael Straczynski, “to … Continue reading

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