Tag Archives: gender

Star Wars fandom and toxic masculinity

Last year, shortly after the first full trailer for The Force Awakens was released, news started circulating that a bunch of crazy white people had somehow taken offense about the decade’s most anticipated blockbuster. The trailer’s revelation that the two new Star … Continue reading

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The Avengers: Strike a Pose!

In the ongoing saga of offensive representations of women in superhero comics, we can now also add the pre-publicity of Marvel’s upcoming would-be box office behemoth The Avengers. Take a good look at this early piece of art designed to … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Strike a Pose! Superheroes and Gender

The issue of gender may be the most obvious issue plaguing the superhero genre, traditionally representing masculinity through hard-bodied, muscle-bound heroes, and women as secondary characters who may be as plucky and determined as Lois Lane, but who are perpetually … Continue reading

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