Wear Your Superheroes Day, Feminism, and Geekdom

October 1st was Wear Your Superheroes Day. I just found out about this event randomly through a Facebook post and cannot be more excited behind how it came to be and what the event’s is about.  Read More Wear Your Superheroes Day, Feminism, and Geekdom

Superhero Sexism: Damsel in Distress Undies and Pink Wonder Woman

Summertime is superhero season. The blockbusters hit the theaters, themed birthday parties are thrown, and merchandise is everywhere. If you happen to be a girl, your superhero-themed merchandise is limited to female characters. If you’re lucky, you get access to all characters, but they’re covered in pink or glitter or shiny and come in a cute, babydoll fit. Unless you’re at Target. Then you get PINK Wonder Woman and Damsel in Distress Avengers underwear. I’ll wait a minute for you to finish rage-flailing. Read More Superhero Sexism: Damsel in Distress Undies and Pink Wonder Woman

Avengers Redux: The Women of “Avengers Assemble!”

I can’t promise this is going to be what we call a “critical review.” None of us are here for a critical review, anyway. You’re here because, whether or not you know it yet, Avengers Assemble! is SO FUCKING AWESOME and everyone should see it. I’ve seen it twice already and I’m going again next week.

So I won’t spend a lot of time on the plot or the main character conflicts or anything, because, seriously, I don’t want to spoil even a little bit of the film for anyone. Read More Avengers Redux: The Women of “Avengers Assemble!”

Lady Superheroes You Should Know About

Superheros are rising in popularity these days with studios banking on big budget blockbusters like The Avengers movies, Chris Nolan’s Batman films, and the newly cast Spiderman. But, where are the superhero women? It’s hard for most people to name a female superhero beyond Wonder Woman. They may not get a lot of press, but there are actually lots of lady superheroes worth reading about who don’t have that iconic golden whip.  Read More Lady Superheroes You Should Know About

Holding Out for a (Super)Hero

If you have even an ounce of comic book geek in your blood, you’re probably excited about The Avengers movie that’s scheduled to open in a few months. Personally, I got goosebumps when I saw the trailer during the Super Bowl a few weeks ago. What can I say, I’m a sucker for a good comic book superhero movie. Read More Holding Out for a (Super)Hero

Captain Douchebag and the Not-So-Super Heroes

A few years ago, Mr. B was telling me a story about one of his co-workers who he called “Captain Douchebag.”  He kept telling the story, but I didn’t hear a thing he said because I was instantly and completely consumed with the question “What would Captain Douchebag’s super powers be?” Read More Captain Douchebag and the Not-So-Super Heroes