Tag Archives: Wonder Woman

Standing up for women

Texas Senator Wendy Davis walked right out of a Frank Capra movie and into the world spotlight when she stood on the floor of her state senate for more than 11 hours June 25th to filibuster a bill that would … Continue reading

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Comic Book Justice (Part 5)

Full series Part 1: Childish things Part 2: Secret origins Part 3: Faster than a speeding ballot Part 4: All that glitters Part 5: The big chill Part 6: Super power to the people Even as a new era of … Continue reading

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Comic Book Justice (Part 1)

Full series Part 1: Childish things Part 2: Secret origins Part 3: Faster than a speeding ballot Part 4: All that glitters Part 5: The big chill Part 6: Super power to the people Today is the second anniversary of … 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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Role models

Ever since comic books first appeared over 75 years ago, mental health professionals have been blaming them for the corruption of America’s youth. Even though these accusations, such as those made by psychiatrist Fredric Wertham in his 1954 book, Seduction … 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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