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

Fallaces Sunt Rerum Species: A Non-Fangirl’s Guide To The Women Of “The Avengers”

I never read comic books as a kid, and up until December, the only Avengers I had ever heard of were John Steed and Mrs. Peel. Last July, though, Mr. Brum dragged me to go see Captain America… and now I’m kind of hooked. A lot of that hooked-ness had to do with Agent Peggy Carter and how badass she was (more on that later). Now that the super-charged Avengers Assemble is on its way to theatres this week, my college decided to show all five pre-films back to back, last Sunday. I watched all of them. It was awesome.  Read More Fallaces Sunt Rerum Species: A Non-Fangirl’s Guide To The Women Of “The Avengers”

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

Persephone Fall Bracket: Final Details

We’re almost ready to start picking the top 16 ladies in each category, but there are a few questions that have popped up in the comments. To keep it democratic, there’s a poll after the cut so we can decide as a group.  Read More Persephone Fall Bracket: Final Details