Tag: sexism

No Girls Allowed: Can Comic Stores be Safe Spaces?

Within the pages of comics readers have happily noticed the positive shift towards inclusion and representation for women and minorities. Readers and publishers are beginning to pay attention to their audiences requests to be reflective of the world today through their characters and by the artists producing comics as well. So why are the venues where these representative comics are sold still set in the misogynist… Read more →

“No Girls Allowed!” – Cartoon Network’s Unofficial Motto for Superheroes

  Even though the female audience in comic books and superheroes is becoming more acknowledged these days much of the genre is still geared towards males. Especially when it comes to the television shows and merchandise. This became apparent after the cancellation of Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series on Cartoon Network. Both shows had a dedicated fanbase… Read more →

Take Back the Comics

Last Tuesday, in what was perhaps the most impassioned and content-driven conversations of our class thus far, we discussed the implications of a feminist reading of Watchmen and its characters.  Our discussion was civil and lively, with many students engaging the text critically in way that had been somewhat lacking up to that point.  It was a fruitful discussion that… Read more →

When Life Swallows You Whole

Recently in our class we read Nate Powell’s brilliant graphic novel, Swallow Me Whole.  The art alone in the graphic novel is magnificent, as is the story line, but what stood out most to me was the treatment of psychological disorders within the story.  One of the main characters, Ruth, is diagnosed with schizophrenia along with obsessive compulsive disorder.  Her odd… Read more →

Sexism in Watchmen?

                                              This is my first time reading Watchmen and and after having read through chapter 9 I’m still struggling to decide if Watchmen is sexist or not. So bare with me as I try to sort it all… Read more →