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Comic Book Readers
Little girls read comics from the very beginning of their incarnation??
“Girl reading comic book in newsstand” by Teenie Harris (c. 1940-1945) © 2006 Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
That sound you hear is thousands of wangsting sexist fanboys shrieking in horror.
I love this, and I often think about why it is that people assume girls don’t read comics. If I had to guess, I think comics did probably lose a lot of female readers in the late 70s, 80s, and even 90s.
If you look at the comics from that time period you see a lot* of roided out dudes, a lot of thin plots with mostly smashing each others faces in, and super hyper-sexualised female characters. Ladies that would become powerless (Wonder Woman), prostitutes (Catwoman), or literally refrigerated (Alex DeWitt).
Maybe I’m just full of it, since it’s just me guessing, but I think it’s interesting to think about anyway…
* but not all admittedly, no I am not forgetting about the 80s classics. Although if you look at The Dark Knight Returns or Watchmen, they’re not exactly treating women awesomely.
imagine a video game where you create a hero whose destiny is to save everyone, but throughout the game you start making harder and more questionable decisions, and the game gets darker and darker. and in the end you’re just standing there, clutching the controller and finally realizing you were playing the villain all along