Get Your Own Fridge – Orson Scott Card and Superman

Superman is a symbol of hope and freedom. Which is why I am horrified at DC Comics’ decision to have known homophobe Orson Scott Card pen Adventures of Superman. Card, author of Ender’s Game, is on the board of The National Organization for Marriage, a group called out by the … Continue reading

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Get Your Own Fridge – Gender Roles

The other day, while on one of my trips to the local big box store, I was in line behind a family. The son was beside himself because he was getting another of his favorite action figure; the kind of excited kids get where they are worried that the cashier … Continue reading

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Get Your Own Fridge – Faking It

I always find it amusing when, in any discussion about fake geek girls, there is at least one guy (and it is always a guy) who says something like “We’re not talking about REAL geek girls, we’re talking about those who fake it like (insert female celebrity here),” or “booth … Continue reading

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Get Your Own Fridge – A Mountain Of Brokeback

There are two terms that specifically refer to the exploitation of female characters in comic art: brokeback and escher girl (there’s even a tumblr). They refer to the rearrangement that happens to female characters to make their breasts and ass more easily viewed by the reader. So, I guess it’s … Continue reading

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Get Your Own Fridge – Favorite Female Friendships

From media which finds itself unable to pass the Bechdel Test, to the potrayal of female friends as being incapable of being more than frenemies, the friendship between women is not usually potrayed as important or nessesary. Some of my favorite female friendships happen in cartoons, where there is more flexibility … Continue reading

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Get Your Own Fridge – Tired

I’m tired. I’m tired of hearing about “fake geek girls”.  I’m tired of hearing about cosplayers being attention whores and cockteases. I’m tired of being expected to look past impractical costumes, brokeback, women in refrigerators, and damsels in distress. And I’m tired of being expected to compromise who I am. … Continue reading

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Get Your Own Fridge – Batman’s Daughter

Cassandra Cain was Batman’s daughter. Then the universe was rebooted and she disappeared while her brothers remained. I’ve written a lot about my complaints with the new DC universe, but this one sticks with me. Every woman is someone’s daughter. So deleting your big draw’s daughter send a clear message- … Continue reading

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Get Your Own Fridge – Falling For Catwoman

I have been less than subtle in my love for Catwoman/Selina Kyle. I fell for her on TV, when I saw her in Batman Returns (sadly, no embed available). But everyone falls for Selina. And I keep falling for her on TV and in the movies. Batman: The Animated Series Batman: … Continue reading

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Get Your Own Fridge – Companions

Doctor Who has a strong, loyal, and somewhat obsessive following of fans from both genders. While we all have spent more time than is probably healthy on the merits of various Doctors (and the appropriate punishment for those who call him “Doctor Who”), the companions are who we all want … Continue reading

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Get Your Own Fridge – On “Boys’ Toys” And “Girls’ Toys”

I love toys. The first toy line I remember collecting was She-Ra, and I had all of them. My dad threw them out when I was in high school. I have yet to forgive him. Courtesy of Flickr I still collect toys. I even have a few She-Ras. The frustrating … Continue reading

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