More on Superheroines and Feminism

I’m back from a pleasant Adaptation Studies conference in Istanbul, and instantly immersed in work as the onslaught of lectures, articles, and conference plans has picked up right away. Today’s little blog update is therefore only to archive/publicize Laura Hudson’s terrific piece on comic book superheroes and the representation of women called The Big Sexy Problem with Superheroines and Their ‘Liberated Sexuality’. In this terrific piece (which was pointed out to me by the terrifically well-read Jefferson Robbins), the author uses supposedly post-feminist contemporary characters like Catwoman and Starfire to demonstrate how retarded the depiction of women in most mainstream comics remains. In other words: it’s a must-read.

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