Brendan Fletcher and Becky Cloonan‘s Gotham Academy is setting itself up to be the Hogwarts of the DC universe, and that’s in no way a bad thing. The writing is … Continue reading Welcome to Gotham Academy: The Hogwarts of DCU
There has been a recent and long overdue focus on the representation of female characters in comics. Comic books have always held a mirror to conflict and change in our society. This current trend includes Issue #35 … Continue reading Carol Danvers: Iron Man
If you’re going to buy books for young children, they should be by Pulitzer winning comic book writers. It’s kind of a post-modern, non-linear prequel to Maus. Well, not really. It’s about a … Continue reading Open Me… I’m a Dog, by Art Spiegelman
Have I mentioned how much I love Image Comics’ The Wicked + The Divine? Well, I do, and the variant cover for issue #2 is just one more reason to do so. Their … Continue reading The David Bowie variant cover for The Wicked + The Divine Issue 2
This evening I began research for a new comic project and, key to one the central themes, I typed into Google “The psychology of misogyny”. I was hoping to find a professional summary of misogyny and what the root causes of this can be. Instead I got a perfect example of how ingrained sexism is.
The first article I clicked through to, on Pychology Today, had this banner ad above the article:
There’s almost nothing left to say about this; I go online to search for why some men objectify and denigrate people of the opposite sex, and am presented with advertising that assumes this is the default mindset.