Category Archives: Comics, cartoons, manga, and anime

Stephanie gets her due

Via In her memory: Batman #673: Project Girl Wonder has led to a number of shout-outs in comics in the year and a half since it began. We’ve had Rip Hunter wonder “No Trophy = Stephanie?” on his board of … Continue reading

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The Paper Mirror

Go read the entire strip. Via Newsrama.

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So I just finished reading the Runaways collection Vol 1…

I bought the first volume of the Runaways collection when I was down at WisCon and I just wanted to make a short post on my initial feelings after reading it. Once I finish my WisCon writeup for Cerise I … Continue reading

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Batgirl fights for equal pay!

I knew that there was a reason that I loved Batgirl in the old Batman TV show. Via Feminist Gamers.

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A post to read while I'm away

Still on break. Having fun playing Final Fantasy XI. While I’m gone, you can check out this post by Tamora pierce. Here’s an excerpt: [...] But honestly, why is it strange to like to write for girls? Aren’t they worth … Continue reading

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Using Wikipedia as a Marketing tool?

The recently published How to Make Money Like a Pornstar comic has been the subject of some controversy on the blogsphere. The comic was given to Karen Healey, a well-known feminist comic’s blogger, (I Can’t BELIEVE They Sent This To … Continue reading

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Sexualizing Powerful Poses

In my post Female Villains Can’t Win, one of the things I mentioned was that even in their powerful poses, women were sexualized. Peatbogfaery asked if I had any other examples than what I provided. Initially I was just going to reply on the thread, but it’s taken on a life of its own (when does it not?), so here it is.

For some advice I turned to comic books (thanks to Ragnell for the links!). I’m putting the rest behind a cut because of the pictures. Continue reading

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Men Stereotyping Men [Red-blooded American Sexist, Part 1]

Disembodied Womanparts, Yay!
What kind of man misogynist are you?

Right now the comics blogsphere is abuzz with criticisms of Wizard Magazine’s latest disaster: their How to Draw series. Well, perhaps not latest, as it seems that there have been complaints about this series for a while now.

Following a trail of links, I came across a 2005 post by LJ user Rat Creature. Which lead me to a link about the “Triple Threat” — which, contrary to what it sounds like, is not a wrestling move. The triple threat, of course, references the three ways (boobs, butt, legs) in red-blooded American guys objectify view women! The blurb that I will be tearing apart can be found here (JPG). For reference, the person writing it is Joseph Lisner, known for drawing Dawn.

I’ve actually split this analysis into three sections, the first of which will deal with the way that Lisner constructs American masculinity. Continue reading

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Erik Larsen on getting non-comic book readers into the fandom

(Two short posts involving comics, it must be procrastination weekend!) Out of the mouth of Erik “I think women’s issues with comics are all about the boobies” Larsen, we actually get some surprising insight on the difficulty of finding the … Continue reading

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Now THIS is a Gazelle!

Please, Marvel, I’ve never read the pertinent comics and I don’t know what kind of character she was, but please bring back Gazelle in all of her 5ft. 9in., 145lb, hairy-armed glory: Via: Ilyka Damen.

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