Tag Archives: Gail Simone

Adding insult to injury

As a comic book character, Batgirl only really took flight once she became permanently grounded.  It wasn’t until a vicious attack by the Joker put her in a wheelchair that Barbara Gordon—daughter of Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon and … 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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