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As far as we’ve come with female superheroes in films, their portrayal continues to disappoint.  Hillary Pennell and Elizabeth Behm-Morawitz at the University of Missouri conducted a study recently that shows how even the new super-empowered heroes may lower women’s self esteem.  Pennell and Behm-Morawitz showed undergraduate women scenes from two popular superhero film series, Spider-Man and X-Men. The female characters shown from Spider-Man were all victims. The female characters shown from X-Men were heroines. However, females from both series were highly sexualized. Read More
Surely some comic book fan woke up this week and decided they were going to set out to win BUST's heart. There's been news of all female spinoffs, characters coming out as bisexual, and now, members of bulimia.com are re-envisioning the bodies of super-heroines as more down-to-Earth figures.  When the team at bulimia.com saw Buzzfeed's Disney princess makeovers, they decided they should take these super-human ladies and give them some super human bodies. Their hope is that when viewers see these realistic waistlines, they will be able to better relate to the characters. Read More
My X-Men love affair just got way more intense. Last week, Marvel released X-Men #1, the first all-female comic in the X-Men series’—wait for it—50 year history. For the company to have waited this long to give Storm and Kitty Pryde the spotlight is beyond, well, pretty much everyone. But according to series writer Brian Wood, the new comic was created in hopes of squashing any fears readers might have over, you know, “shopping and conversations about hair.” Yes, because that is exactly what I look for in a comic book. Read More