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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.
jettakd 29th-Mar-2012 08:55 pm (UTC)
I really have what I think is an awesome action comic with organized crime, the FBi, awesome characters who are very diverse, and a story line that doesn't talk down to people. So I'll prolly never get published XD

Oh wow, thank you for the comparison :D Her stuff is great!
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jettakd 29th-Mar-2012 09:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you :) Maybe once I get out of school and get some time to myself, I'll be able to do more. I'm not a great colorist, but maybe I could find someone for that XD

That comic looks awesome! Thanks for the link. And for the encouragement :) Even my own mom is less than encouraging (though I think it's more cause two of the main characters are gay, in addition to other queer side characters....)
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