BY Olivia Harrison
on Jun 30, 2015
Okay, this isn’t a new conversation. I think a lot of us are on the same page about the sexism of superhero movies. If a superhero movie features a woman, she’s usually cast as someone that needs to be saved or a romantic distraction to the male lead. If she has a more dynamic role, as either a hero herself or a villain, more often than not, she’s dressed in some pretty impractical spandex or leather. Read More
It's no secret that over the years super heroines have gotten really crappy representation in the media and in the toy department. Even now, as Age of Ultron is getting hyped up, there is still an underproduction of Black Widow toys (despite her being the female face of the extremely popular Avengers). Thankfully, DC and Mattel have assembled to produce a line of female action figures.
So far, the characters announced are: Batgirl, Katana, Bumblebee, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn. Read More
Yesterday, my fiance popped a “surprise” into our DVD player: a feminist episode of the amazing 1990s show Batman: The Animated Series. I have always thought of Gotham as a pretty progressive city; Catwoman is at least as terrifying and powerful as Batman, and other female villains abound. But this episode is explicitly feminist. My fiance attributes to it his early discovery and association with feminism.
In the opening scenes, we see that the evil Joker has some awful attitudes about women and their place in his gang. Read More