Looking beyond representation in She-Ra and the Princesses of Power and towards the contexts that inform it to consider the narrative structures used to build queer storyworlds.
When it is a surprise to the editor that both stories in a comic are written and drawn by women, it takes an engaged reader to consider the actual significance.
When manhood and nation are synonymous women just become a way for men measure patriotism.
Does the 2013 comic adaptation of Django Unchained’s inclusion of an unfilmed sequence provide insight into the figure of the black woman slave?
Everyone’s Grandma is a Little Bit Feminist” from Bitch Planet: Triple Feature #5 asks us to imagine what makes an older relative inappropriate in a dystopic society.
Making use of the naturalized male gaze to challenge its reductive results and explore questions raised by our Bitch Planet Round Table.
Dazzler the Movie as an important fictional prehistory to the #MeToo movement and stories about abusive media figures.
Part Three in a scholarly round table examining Kelly Sue DeConnik and Valentine De Landro’s Bitch Planet.
Part Two in a scholarly round table examining Kelly Sue DeConnik and Valentine De Landro’s Bitch Planet.
Part One in a scholarly round table examining Kelly Sue DeConnik and Valentine De Landro’s Bitch Planet.
Putting Professor X into the context of the powerful men who turn out to be serial abusers.
In this guest post, Bruno Savill de Jong explores Simone and the Dodsons re-imagining of Wonder Woman’s origin and its connection to Amazonian notions of womanhood.
A 2010 series by women, but for who?
The dark sound and minimalist instrumentation on “If I Was Your Girlfriend” demonstrates Prince’s willingness to bend and distort expectations with a lyrical and sonic playfulness that challenges the listener to think beyond the obvious gender stereotypes inherent in most popular love songs.
Even comics that are not particularly “important” can tell us a lot about the attitudes acceptable in the editorial environments in which they were developed
Thinking through how readers conceptualize a character and the degree to which such a characterization can be independent of how the character acts in the actual stories she appears in.
Luchadoras and the elasticity of gender in queered spaces.
Defamiliarizing gender to highlight its constructedness.
This Girl Power(!) needs to be a little more intersectional in its thinking.
The assumption of video games as a masculine space goes way back.
Why is She-Hulk to blame for the “signal” she supposedly puts out?