August 2012

Legendary Relationships: Captain Marvel

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By Liz Fisher

“Legendary Relationships” is a regular column which will examine relationship moments between women in popular media.

I’m in love, readers. I’m in love with Captain Marvel, both the character and the new run of the comic of the same name written by Kelly Sue DeConnick. Carol Danvers as Captain Marvel is tough, intelligent, proud, sarcastic, loving, cocky, and just a touch reckless. In short, she’s a heck of a lot of fun.

Jennifer Armintrout about Fifty Shade of Grey and Dangerous Messages for Women

Pardon us for getting this up so late, but we've had a lot of people traveling this summer. Anyway, author Jennifer Armintrout, who blogged her opinions of the novel Fifty Shades of Grey, sat down to speak with us about the negative messages for women in the novel and her critical thoughts overall on summer's most talked about book.

1) Can you give us some background on yourself and why you wanted to review this novel in particular? 

Exclusive Interview with the writers of Strong Female Protagonist

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Strong Female Protagonist follows the adventures of a young middle-class American with super-strength, invincibility and a crippling sense of social injustice. After just two issues SFP is gathering quite a following and why wouldn't it? With a badass superheroine beating up robots while trying to keep her grade up and pass her college courses at the local university, there's something for everyone.

Racist Issues in Victoria Foyt's Save the Pearls: Revealing Eden

Tumblr, twitter, Facebook, and various blogs have been exploding this week with reaction to the self-published novel Save the Pearls: Revealing Eden. The book, actually published in October of 2011, came to more general internet notice after published a scathing editorial here of the book's incendiary content and marketing campaign, which is based around white actors using blackface.