Posts Tagged 'objectification in comics'



Scarlett Johansson on the Depiction of Superheroines in Film

Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow in Marvel's The Avengers

Marvel’s The Avengers has now beaten out The Dark Knight as the third highest grossing film of all time. (The Avengers has raked in a reported $573.7 million compared to The Dark Knight’s $533.3 million.) It’s not surprising when you consider that the film made over $200 million it’s opening weekend. But, what I found most impressive is that an estimated 40% of the opening weekend audience was female.
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My Favorite, Funny, Feminist Superhero Fan Art (Vol. 1)

If the Avengers all posed like the Black WidowWith all the buzz surrounding Marvel’s The Avengers, you’ve probably seen Kevin Bolk’s Avengers Booty Ass-emble parody. It answers the question “what would happen if the male Avengers posed like the Black Widow Continue reading ‘My Favorite, Funny, Feminist Superhero Fan Art (Vol. 1)’

An Interview with the Filmmaker Behind “Women, Superheroes, and Refrigerators” Pt 2

This is part 2 of my recent interview with filmmaker Tristan Nall regarding his most recent documentary entitled Women, Superheroes, and Refrigerators. Continue reading ‘An Interview with the Filmmaker Behind “Women, Superheroes, and Refrigerators” Pt 2’

An Interview with the Filmmaker Behind “Women, Superheroes, and Refrigerators” Pt 1

I recently had an opportunity to sit down with filmmaker Tristan Nall, and talk to him about his upcoming documentary Women, Superheroes, and Refrigerators. Continue reading ‘An Interview with the Filmmaker Behind “Women, Superheroes, and Refrigerators” Pt 1’

DC’s New 52 and the Difference Between Sexualizing and Objectifying

Starfire from Red Hood and The Outlaws #1

If you haven’t already, go read Laura Hudson’s amazing article: The Big Sexy Problem with Superheroines and Their ‘Liberated Sexuality’. It masterfully lays out point by point the manner in which Catwoman and Starfire are objectified in DC’s New 52.

Since it came out, the article has drummed up a bit of controversy and has received some diverse responses, including one from a 7 year-old female Teen Titans fan and one from Mr. Jim Shooter, author of the infamous rape of Ms. Marvel
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