​Why do we hate so many female characters so much?

I seem to recall in 2013 there was a big deal about Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah coinciding. Well, since the post-apocalypse happened so soon after that, I guess that's why we kind of ended up merging Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas into a month-long celebration of gift-giving, drinking, and good… » 12/04/13 9:08pm 12/04/13 9:08pm

Batwoman Can't Marry, Says DC Pub, Because Heroes Can't Be Happy

Less than three days since the controversy surrounding DC Comics’ refusal, we have a great non-explanation explanation from the DC brass about why the publisher refused to allow characters Kate Kane (Batwoman) and her partner, Gotham City police officer Maggie Sawyer, to marry each other. You ready? (I mean, it’s so… » 9/08/13 1:30pm 9/08/13 1:30pm

DC forbids Batwoman's gay marriage, creative team leaves [Updated!]

J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman have announced they'll be leaving as the editorial team on Batwoman, citing DC's editorial interference and in particular, the publisher's refusal to allow characters Kate Kane/Batwoman and her partner Gotham City police officer Maggie Sawyer marry each other. » 9/05/13 5:27pm 9/05/13 5:27pm

Female Superheroes Are Still Badass Warriors When Fully Dressed

Usually lady superheroes sport skin-tight skimpy outfits, but not in the reimagined world of artist Michael Lee Lunsford. Although he says his drawings of Power Girl, Zatanna, Elektra, and other DC and Marvel favorites, aren't evidence of "moral codes" he's trying to push on others, it's clear from his art that women… » 4/07/13 9:30pm 4/07/13 9:30pm

GQ Doesn't Think There Are Too Many Powerful Women in DC

Hey, GQ has put out a new list of "The 50 Most Powerful People in Washington," and there's some good news: A lady is in the top ten. To absolutely no one's surprise, the woman is Hillary Clinton, bad-ass Secretary of State and all around powerful person extraordinaire. She landed the number five spot. » 1/23/12 11:55am 1/23/12 11:55am

Black Canary Barbie Is A "Filthy" Girl • Marijuana Found At Indiana…

Religious groups speak out against that "filthy" Barbie doll based on Black Canary, a comic superhero who wears fishnets and a black leotard. • An office manager in the Sichuan province of China has become the first man jailed for sexually harassing a female worker. Sexual harassment and domestic violence laws have… » 7/16/08 6:30pm 7/16/08 6:30pm

Unlike Alveda King, I Am Neither "Reformed" Nor A Murderer

Not only is today Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, tomorrow marks the 35th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe vs. Wade. (Erica Jong weighs in here.) And did you know that one of the most vocal abortion opponents is Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece, self-described "reformed murderer" Alveda King? (King, seen above… » 1/21/08 12:00pm 1/21/08 12:00pm