- Posted by Johanna on June 4, 2006 at 9:40 am
- Category: LinkBlogging
A woman who works at a comic store reports on the everyday bias she experiences. I expect some (hopefully not many) guys to completely miss the point here or blame her for not standing up more strongly for her opinions. While some of us can do that (rowr!), not everyone should have to fight to simply be treated equally with respect or even just not to be ignored.
I used to find it amusing to shock stupid sellers who assumed I was looking either for Sandman or Strangers in Paradise with my knowledge of obscure DC superhero trivia, but now it’s just tiring.
Lea Hernandez rips the idea of superhero comics being for all ages to shreds with examples of Birds of Prey crotch shot covers.
Heidi MacDonald takes on the idea that women aren’t good enough to be included in shows about comic masters. I think ignoring their contributions to the medium reflects what the selector finds important (heroes, of course!) and is interested in.
Here’s another view of the She Draws Comics show from one of the participants. I really hope to be able to get up to New York to view it.