• When Romance Comics Hated Women

    When Romance Comics Hated Women3

    When I was a teenager and first reading poetry, I inherited (basically stole) my mum’s copy of The Penguin Book of Love Poetry. It’s from the 1970s, has her name written in the front in blue pen, and the cover focuses on a detail from Bronzino’s Allegory with Venus and Cupid. Here’s a photo of

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  • Supermoms: Martyred, Fridged, Forgotten

    Supermoms: Martyred, Fridged, Forgotten6

    Mother’s Day is a day we celebrate the woman (or women) in our lives that fulfill the role of “mother.” Mothers—the good and the bad ones—are an important part of our lives. Moms that worry about what media teaches their children, what superheroes are really super, and so much more. Mothers are important; their absence

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  • Iron Woman: Natasha Stark, Earth-3490, and the Case for Canon Genderswaps

    Iron Woman: Natasha Stark, Earth-3490, and the Case for Canon Genderswaps2

    One of my favorite things about the clamor of excitement surrounding any new comic-related movie is that every time a new film is released, more and more of my friends get interested in reading the comics a movie is based on.   Captain America: Civil War is no exception to this, and Marvel’s first Civil War

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