Podcast Praise For CWR

Thank you very much, Comic Book Noise!

This edition of the podcast talks about female fans and sites with a “female-centric point of view on comics”, pointing listeners to sites like Friends of Lulu, Sequential Tart, When Fangirls Attack, and female-run podcasts. It also mentions my site, calling it “one of the best review sites out there”, which is an honor.

(I laughed when they stumbled over saying I’d “been around forever”, because I feel like I have.)

7 Responses to “Podcast Praise For CWR”

  1. Lyle Says:

    I’d say the praise is also very apt… though I’d add that CWR has become a great spot for intellegent and stimulating discussions about comics (I do love that comments feed).

  2. Johanna Says:

    Thank you — the discussions are one of the things most surprising and pleasing to me about the site, actually. I have such intelligent readers, and I’m glad to see them participate and inform me and others.

  3. Paul O'Brien Says:

    You know, is “female-centric” really a good term for them to be using? The suffix “centric” is usually used these days to connote being blinkered and exclusionist – eg, “metrocentric.” To my mind, “female-centric” (or anything-centric) sounds like an insult, not a recommendation.

    What’s wrong with “female-oriented point of view” – or even just “female point of view”, which says the same thing without trying to sound as clever?

  4. Nancy G Says:

    Or just “written by females”? Still rare, although less than it used to be.

  5. Johanna Says:

    The way he said it, I didn’t have a problem with it, and I’m not familiar with that set of connotations for “-centric”. The part of the podcast I listened to was very conversational, so it seemed fine to me.

  6. Derek Coward Says:

    I didn’t see the suffix -centric as being exclusionist. I was using it the way it was meant to be used, denoting that something is at the center. Sorry if you took it that way. I was more worried about the “been around forever” line (which was meant with respect) and the butchering of name pronounciations.

  7. Johanna Says:

    That brings up an excellent point — how do you find out how to pronounce things you’ve only read? I had SUCH trouble the first time I met online friends in person (still do, really) because I was thinking of them as a string of letters instead of anything verbal or audial.




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