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Women's HERstory Month Day 29: Women in Refrigerators

11:47 am - 03/29/2012

tw for mentions of sexual assault of fictional characters.

Women in Refrigerators is a trope identified by comic book fan (and now comic book writer) Gail Simone because she was sick of seeing ”superheroines who have been either depowered, assaulted, or cut up and stuck in the refrigerator.”


Today I'm starting a two day docent job for my school's comic book art show, and this trope came to mind. While it refers specifically to comic books, it is a theme that can depressingly be found across most media.
lykomancer 29th-Mar-2012 06:42 pm (UTC)
Listening to someone talk about tropes is almost as addicting as clicking through tvTropes website endlessly. My god, I could watch these all day.
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