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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 11:48 pm (UTC)
I genuinely could like the first three lady companions (not getting into the whether Jack was a companion argument) when Davies was writing them, even though I do have some issues with each. And I don't outright hate Amy or River, but I just hate how they have been treated by the writers and fandom.
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