Children's & Middle Grade · Comics

Is This Feminist? The Legend of Wonder Woman by Renae de Liz

Reviewing Wonder Woman comics for feminism is something of a tradition around here, (Grant Morrison, George Perez, the Bombshells version), so I wanted to make sure and talk about the latest trendy rendition, The Legend of Wonder Woman by Renae de Liz. The short version is it’s a cute book but there’s not much to talk about re:…… Continue reading Is This Feminist? The Legend of Wonder Woman by Renae de Liz

Children's & Middle Grade · Comics

Book Riot Recs: Comic Books

Welcome back to my Book Riot Read Harder Challenge recommendations! The last post gave some suggestions for fulfilling the queer prompts, and this one will do the same for the comic-specific prompts. I counted comics in a handful of categories last year, but there are two in this challenge that specifically require you to read…… Continue reading Book Riot Recs: Comic Books

Sci-Fi · TV & Movies

Star Trek Column: Subversive Lady Guest Stars

This month’s Comparative Geeks column has been one of my favorites to write so far: Spotlights on three strong female characters tucked away in the original Star Trek series. My argument, insofar as I have one and am not just fangirl-flailing, is once again that the show was deeply feminist, especially (but not only) for its…… Continue reading Star Trek Column: Subversive Lady Guest Stars

Adult Fiction · Children's & Middle Grade · Comics · Fantasy · Sci-Fi · TV & Movies · Writing · YA

Feminist Friday: What Are Strong Female Characters?

You may have noticed I’ve been blogging about female characters all week! Well, there’s a reason: I want to discuss the concept of “strong female characters” today. That phrase gets thrown around a lot, but people have widely varying ideas of a) what a strong female character is, and b) what a strong female character…… Continue reading Feminist Friday: What Are Strong Female Characters?

Fantasy · Sci-Fi · TV & Movies

Where to Find Strong Female Characters on TV

This week, I’m posting lists of my favorite stories that have female protagonists or POVs. Today I’m featuring TV shows. Leave your recommendations in the comments, especially if they’re nothing like these, and check back Friday for open discussion on strong female characters! Alice (the miniseries) – It does take kind of a turn and…… Continue reading Where to Find Strong Female Characters on TV

Comics · Fantasy · Sci-Fi

Where to Find Strong Female Characters in Comics

This week, I’m posting lists of my favorite stories that have female protagonists or POVs. Today I’m featuring comics, including series and individual books. Leave your recommendations in the comments, especially if they’re nothing like these, and check back Friday for open discussion on strong female characters! Comics can be hard to get into if…… Continue reading Where to Find Strong Female Characters in Comics

Adult Fiction · Romance · YA

Where to Find Strong Female Characters in Books

This week, I’m posting lists of my favorite stories that have female protagonists or POVs. Today I’m featuring books, both fiction and nonfiction. Leave your recommendations in the comments, especially if they’re nothing like these, and check back Friday for open discussion on strong female characters! Fiction Antigoddess by Kendare Blake – I adore Percy…… Continue reading Where to Find Strong Female Characters in Books

Children's & Middle Grade · Fantasy · Sci-Fi · TV & Movies

Where to Find Strong Female Characters in Movies

This week, I’m posting lists of my favorite stories that have female protagonists or POVs. Today I’m featuring movies. Leave your recommendations in the comments, especially if they’re nothing like these, and check back Friday for open discussion on strong female characters! Albert Nobbs – This is an odd example because the title character, played…… Continue reading Where to Find Strong Female Characters in Movies

Adult Fiction · Children's & Middle Grade · Comics · YA

Where to Find Strong Female Characters

I don’t always like to lump things together based on a trait like “being about a woman.” However, after a Ms. Marvel post a while back, I got to looking at my bookshelves. I realized that even with all my ranting, I don’t necessarily have all that many items that are about women. So, I…… Continue reading Where to Find Strong Female Characters

Adult Fiction · Children's & Middle Grade · YA

Sunday Summary 9/28 – Wrapping up Banned Books Week

The Banned Books Week Blog Party was great, thanks entirely to you fine bloggers out there! I’m surprised and pleased by how many posts there were. My friend Gene’O of Sourcerer and Just Gene’O was kind enough to create a Pinterest board for all of them: http://www.pinterest.com/sourcererblog/banned-books-blog-party-2014/ Here are my five posts from this week,…… Continue reading Sunday Summary 9/28 – Wrapping up Banned Books Week