Analyzing the Gender Representation of 34,476 Comic Book Characters

Female characters appear in superhero comics less often than males — but when they are included, how are they depicted? The recent theatrical release of Wonder Woman briefly catapulted the question of female superhero representation into the mainstream. For some, the character is a feminist icon — even Gloria Steinem wrote about her — and many fans (though not all) felt this […]

Murdoch-owned paper publishes nude photos of new female Doctor Who – Salon.com

Yesterday, the BBC revealed that actor Jodie Whittaker would be taking over for Peter Capaldi as the lead in the network’s long-running scifi program “Doctor Who.” Whittaker, already a veteran of TV-drama at 35, will become the first woman to play the role of “The Doctor” in the character’s 54 history of onscreen and offscreen appearances. […]

A Department of Education official suggested that “90 percent” of all campus rapes aren’t real – Salon.com

As Besty DeVos prepares to meet with sexual assault advocacy groups — an approach criticized for its planned meetings with those accused of rape — a top official at the Department of Education suggested “90 percent” of sexual assault allegations on college campuses, “fall into the category of ‘we were both drunk,’” in an interview. Candice E. Jackson, […]

(37) Child Brides | June 14, 2017 Part 2 | Full Frontal on TBS – YouTube

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eyes I dare not meet in dreams | Tor.com

Undead girls begin re-entering the world of the living, emerging from refrigerators.   The staring. A leaf alone in the horrible leaves. The dead girl. The staring. —Joshua Beckman, “[The dead girl by the beautiful Bartlett]” At 2:25 a.m. on a quiet Friday night on a deserted country road in southeastern Pennsylvania, the first dead […]

Joss Whedon’s ‘Wonder Woman’ Screenplay Is a Sexist Nightmare

  Joss Whedon‘s unproduced Wonder Woman screenplay leaked online last month, appearing on sites like Comicbook.com and Screenrant. Due to Whedon’s vocal love of Wonder Woman, many fans viewed it as a tantalizing Hollywood “what if” story. But for some reason, few people mentioned how catastrophically, awe-inspiringly terrible the screenplay actually is. The script resurfaced on Twitter last night, this time being […]