In 1999 Gail Simone asked the comics industry and fandom a question: why does this keep happening? Why do so many female characters keep turning up dead? Why are they so often tortured and raped? That was the start of Women In Refrigerators. Today WiR is a widely recognized trope in comics fandom and beyond….
In our fifth and final roundup for Women In Refrigerators: 13 Years Later, our contributors are looking at life after WiR.
Two updates in one day, can it be true? Well, yes. Defrosting the DCnU (or not), by Jess Plummer.
A couple of posts for your lazy weekend delectation: Elisabeth Pfeiffer has posted the second part of her article on sexual violence against women in comics:
We’ve got some great posts by smart ladies for you today… and some thoughts on WiR from guy (yes, we promised we’d link to your contributions too, guys). First off, certainshadesoflight reflects on the difficulty of just responding to the issue:
Our first roundup post is short on links, but not on ideas. First off, didyoueverstoptothink of Tumblr and WordPress reflects on the difficulty of responding to this week’s theme, Women In Refrigerators 13 Years Later:
Today marks the start of Women Write About Comics (Part The First). Throughout the week, participants will be posting their contributions on their blogs, tumblrs and journals. Track the tag #womenoncomics (both Twitter and Tumblr) if you want to see contributions as they go up. You can also follow us on Twitter for regular updates….
Suffering from writer’s block? Not sure what you can contribute to the carnival? Options, you have them! To get your brain juices flowing, here are two very different response to Women In Refrigerators.
The Carnival approaches! Is your contribution ready? Have you… even started it? Never fear procrastinators, you still have a week! Some reminders: You can post your essay/vid/comic/interpretive dance at any time during the week of January 22-28. If you don’t have your own internet space and want us to post your contribution directly to the…
Women In Refrigerators, 13 Years Later January 22nd – 28th, 2012 In 1999, writer Gail Simone and some like-minded friends created a controversial site, Women In Refrigerators. The site hosted a fairly comprehensive list of female comic book characters who had been killed or maimed, usually to generate emotional trouble for a male lead. The…