The Other Side: An Anthology of Queer Paranormal Romance Feminist Review

Some of you didn’t know you needed an anthology of queer paranormal romance comics, some of you having been waiting for this for a long time. Editors Melanie Gillman and Kori Michele Handwerker brought us The Other Side in 2016. It gathers twenty-four creators for nineteen stories of joy, romance, and resilience. Despite the abundance… Read More

Fangirling: Frankie Charles

If you aren’t in the know, Frankie Charles is an awesome character in the Batgirl arc. Without too many spoilers, Frankie is a bi, disabled, black female coder, who is Bab’s roommate in Burnside. I actually wrote about her a little while ago as my favorite fictional character, and the reasons honestly haven’t changed. Frankie Charles… Read More

The Secret History of Wonder Woman

Yesterday, on my lunch break at work, I finished reading The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore. Unfortunately, since it’s due back to the library I can’t read it a second time like I want to (to read all the footnotes this time, duh!) but I will probably cave in and purchase it for… Read More

All Hail Sadie Hawkins

Comic strips have led the way to social change since the ink first dried. Although L’il Abner’s Sadie Hawkins race was framed in the language of women desperate to marry to avoid a life of spinsterhood and shame, and equally desperate men racing to avoid marriage to a strong minded woman, a fate worse than death, Al Capp accidentally fueled the idea that the sexual repression of women during the ’30’s and 40’s was as unfair as say, a footrace to determine a spouse. Read More

Sisters are doin’ it for themselves

You’ve all seen Xena right? My favorite episode is from season 5 entitled “Lyre, Lyre, Hearts on Fire.” I think you’ll understand why after you watch this video: Pretty awesome right! Of course, nobody does it better than Aretha Franklin. Now I could do an entire post on Xena-crossover music, but that’s not why I’m here… Read More

Take Back the Cloth: Empowerment Through Cosplay

Halloween is around the corner and people are preparing for costumes.  It seems that walking into a Halloween store, however, is indicative of walking into a Victoria’s Secret: scant cloth and seductive poses are all that women often have to choose from.  There is acceptance of objectification of women in the cosplay realm because it’s… Read More