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Really, DC Comics? (Cat)women don’t bend like that


What reaction did DC Comics think they were going to get with this “anatomy-be-damned,” “sub-Maxim” cover for Catwoman #0? I mean, really. It was, after all, just a month ago that the internet was laughing about this brilliant reversal of the tired, sexist “look at my ass” treatment given to female superheros.

Here are some parodies of the cover for your amusement. My definite fave after the jump.


What reaction did DC Comics think they were going to get with this “anatomy-be-damned,” “sub-Maxim” cover for Catwoman #0? I mean, really. It was, after all, just a month ago that the internet was laughing ...

Conservative moms outraged – just outraged! – by gay comic book hero

Last week, DC Comics announced that one of their characters is going to be coming out soon. Over at The Advocate, they suspect it’ll be The Green Lantern.

Marvel has also announced that Northstar, its first openly gay superhero, is going to marry his boyfriend in an upcoming installment.

As you might imagine, the mothers of the American Family Association are not pleased. Their mothers’ group, One Million Moms, is urging their members to write to DC and Marvel and urge them to change their minds. OMM is for moms who are “fed up with the filth many segments of our society, especially the entertainment media, are throwing at our children.” And apparently, they consider positive messages about ...

Last week, DC Comics announced that one of their characters is going to be coming out soon. Over at The Advocate, they suspect it’ll be The Green Lantern.

Marvel has also announced that Northstar, its ...

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Newspapers censor “Doonesbury” strips about abortion news

All this week, “Doonesbury” is running a series of comic strips about the ultrasound laws that have popped up recently. The first strip features an abortion patient being sent to the “Shaming Room.”

I guess it shouldn’t come as a surprise in our current political climate that some newspapers have decided not to run the strips about abortion. Or that the list of papers that have opted out of running the strip is dominated by publications in states where ultrasound laws have come up.

Of course, you can read the strips online if your newspaper is afraid of humor about the news.

Jamil Smith took a look at some of the papers censoring the strips and found a ...

All this week, “Doonesbury” is running a series of comic strips about the ultrasound laws that have popped up recently. The first strip features an abortion patient being sent to the “Shaming Room.”

I guess it shouldn’t ...

A world where there are waiting periods for war, not abortion

Go here for a larger version of the cartoon.

Counter-earth: Such a strange place! So different from the world we know–where a President’s unilateral power to wage war is now essentially unchecked and the price tag is apparently of little concern. But getting an abortion? Well, that can never be hard enough.

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Go here for a larger version of the cartoon.

Counter-earth: Such a strange place! So different from the world we know–where a President’s unilateral power to wage war is now essentially unchecked and the ...

Vintage Batgirl PSA: “It’s no joke, it’s the federal equal pay law!’

48 years ago tomorrow, the Equal Pay Act was signed into law by President John F. Kennedy to “prohibit discrimination on account of sex in the payment of wages by employers”. To celebrate, check out this PSA from the 60’s starring Batman (Adam Westunidentified actor), Robin (Burt Ward), and Batgirl (Yvonne Craig). Holy discontent Batman!

The ad is unfortunately still relevant. As President Obama pointed out in his press release from last year, at the time the Act was signed, women were paid 59 cents for every dollar earned by men. But today, 48 years later, pay parity remains far from reality, as women in the United States still only earn 77 cents for every dollar earned by men.

48 years ago tomorrow, the Equal Pay Act was signed into law by President John F. Kennedy to “prohibit discrimination on account of sex in the payment of wages by employers”. To celebrate, check out this PSA ...

What We Missed

The Democratic Leadership Council has ceased its operations.

The Women’s Media Center has an incredible piece by Egyptian feminist Nawal El Saadawi on the revolution in Egypt. Also, Wael Ghonim, the Google executive that helped start the protests, has been freed from detention.

An interview with Julie Zeilinger, teenage feminist and founder of the awesome blog, The FBomb.

A fantastic comic by Jen Sorenson on the “Protect Life” Act.

In or around the NYC area? Support reproductive justice? Love trivia? Then go to this.

The Democratic Leadership Council has ceased its operations.

The Women’s Media Center has an incredible piece by Egyptian feminist Nawal El Saadawi on the revolution in Egypt. Also, Wael Ghonim, the Google executive that ...

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