Violence, Misogyny, And Why All Men Must Be Better

This weekend, a young man in California went on a killing spree. The media has been covering the story extensively, but are highlighting his father’s connection to The Hunger Games movies and speculating about his mental health rather than addressing the vitriolic misogyny at the core of a Youtube screed and a 140 page manifestoContinue reading “Violence, Misogyny, And Why All Men Must Be Better”

On Female Customers In Unwelcoming Comic Shops OR These Shops Will Slowly But Surely Die

Yesterday, Noelle Stevenson posted a comic about her experiences in comic shops that were unfriendly towards female customers.  Noelle is a comic book creator herself, the writer and artist of the fantastic and award winning webcomic Nimona and the co-writer of the upcoming Lumberjanes, and yet she often finds comic book shops uncomfortable and offputting,Continue reading “On Female Customers In Unwelcoming Comic Shops OR These Shops Will Slowly But Surely Die”

No Female Characters In McDonald’s Beware The Batman Happy Meal Toys

This is just getting ridiculous.  Since starting this blog a couple years back, I’ve done four different posts about the complete lack of female characters in McDonald’s Happy Meal toy lines based on DC characters.  This will be the fifth, with their new Beware the Batman line. Before we get to that, let’s do aContinue reading “No Female Characters In McDonald’s Beware The Batman Happy Meal Toys”

McDonald’s Superhero Toys Again Exclude Women Entirely OR The Problem With Green Lantern

In the past I’ve written a couple posts about the Happy Meal toys at McDonald’s and how their superhero lines never have female characters.  My first post was a rundown of several different toy lines, including Young Justice, “Marvel Heroes”, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, The Spectacular Spider-Man, the Lego Batman video game, andContinue reading “McDonald’s Superhero Toys Again Exclude Women Entirely OR The Problem With Green Lantern”

McDonald’s Toys LOVE To Reinforce Stereotypical Gender Roles

A lot of comic book sites have been commenting lately on McDonald’s line of Young Justice toys.  Currently, when you go to McDonald’s you get one of eight fun Young Justice figures.  Take a look: They are, in order, Robin, Batman, Superboy, Superman, Aqualad, Black Manta, Kid Flash, and Captain Cold.  They look very cool,Continue reading “McDonald’s Toys LOVE To Reinforce Stereotypical Gender Roles”

Disproportionate Representation

Many news outlets today are reporting that, for the first time in over thirty years, the total number of women in the Unites States Congress will likely drop when the 112th Congress convenes this January.  This would be the first time since 1979 that the number of women in Congress has fallen.  After the 2009Continue reading “Disproportionate Representation”