​The Real Problems With This Controversial Batgirl Cover

Hello, my friends and potential food source. Spring is dawning here in the post-apocalypse, with its requisite rain showers, blooming flowers, and of course, the cannibal horselords of Old Sante Fe. Now who wants to talk about how incredibly awful that Joker variant cover of Batgirl #41 is? I sure do! » 3/18/15 11:00am 3/18/15 11:00am

Here's TV's New Supergirl In Her Super-Outfit

The casting news for CBS' Supergirl TV series have been coming both fast and furiously, but here's the big reveal — the first look at star Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El, complete in her Supergirl uniform. And we are shocked to report that... well... she actually looks pretty great! » 3/06/15 1:13pm 3/06/15 1:13pm

Your Favorite DC Superheroes, Drawn Into Famous Movie Posters

DC Comics has announced that its March 2015 variant covers will pay tribute to some of the most iconic films of the past 100 years. Here, compiled for your viewing pleasure, are all 22 special edition covers, along with the movie posters that inspired them. » 12/13/14 11:00am 12/13/14 11:00am

​So Help Me Hera, The Wonder Woman Movie Will Have a Female Director

Now that DC has announced their tidal wave of superhero movies, it has been announced that Warner Bros. is shopping around for a female director to take on the Wonder Woman movie (starring Gal Godot). And their list of directors is pretty kickass. » 10/25/14 12:45pm 10/25/14 12:45pm

Looks Like ​We're Getting a Female Superhero TV Show. Finally.

Okay folks. Marvel's superhero/unlikely heroes movie game on point. DC has taken their dark-ish reboot game to television with shows like Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, and Constantine. And while we all await the announcement of a super heroine movie, DC has just announced that their next TV adaptation of a comic book… » 9/06/14 3:40pm 9/06/14 3:40pm

Batgirl's New Uniform May Be The Best Damn Superheroine Outfit Ever

Batgirl is getting a look, a new perspective and a new creative team. It's all good news — especially that fan-favorite illustrator Babs Tarr will making her mainstream comic debut — but none of it better than Barbara Gordon's brand new, utterly fantastic new uniform. » 7/10/14 5:30pm 7/10/14 5:30pm

​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 8:20am 12/04/13 8:20am

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 7:35am 9/05/13 7:35am

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

Police Bravely Defend Man's Right To Hit Pregnant Protester With Car

Occupy protests took a dangerous turn this weekend when three protesters, one of them pregnant, were hit by a car in DC. A 78-year-old woman was also hurt when she was caught between protesters and police. » 11/07/11 3:00pm 11/07/11 3:00pm

The Budget Compromise That Hurts DC Women

Yesterday, the mayor of Washington, D.C. and several city council members were arrested for blocking an avenue during a protest of a federal budget compromise that forbids the city's to use local tax funds to fund abortion. What's going on here? » 4/12/11 10:05am 4/12/11 10:05am

DC To Lose Needle Exchange As HIV Rate Climbs

Though it has the highest rate of HIV infection in the country, DC is about to lose its free needle exchange program, PreventionWorks, due to lack of funds. Writes Petula Dvorak for the Washington Post, » 2/25/11 2:18pm 2/25/11 2:18pm

What Women Want From Comics

You may have noticed that Marvel, DC and their various imprints have been expressing confusion for some years as to "what women want" from comics. So, I thought I would help them. » 1/04/11 6:00pm 1/04/11 6:00pm

DC-Area High School Makes Failure A Challenge By Eliminating F's

Students who fail to complete their assigned work for class at West Potomac High will receive an "I" instead of an "F." This is great practice for the real world, where we all know that failure is totally impossible. » 11/14/10 4:10pm 11/14/10 4:10pm

How The Salahis Fooled Bravo About Their Supposed Wealth

For their Real Housewives of D.C. audition tape, the Salahis filmed themselves at a palatial Virginia mansion, claiming it was their home. However, they never owned the property, and the people who do were shocked when contacted about the ruse. » 10/25/10 11:18am 10/25/10 11:18am

DC Starbucks Will Switch To Gender-Neutral Restrooms

Next week, DC-area Starbucks locations will replace all their "men's" and "women's" bathroom signs with gender-neutral ones. The move is a big step for trans rights, and more businesses should follow Starbucks's example. » 10/01/10 4:26pm 10/01/10 4:26pm

Step In The Right Direction

This morning, Angelisa Young and Sinjoyla Townsend became the first same-sex couple to legally marry in Washington, D.C. Congratulations to the happy pair, and to all the other newlyweds who tied tied the knot today. [Think Progress] » 3/09/10 12:30pm 3/09/10 12:30pm

Fox 5 Thinks Prostitutes Are Totally Gross

The Sexist has a great breakdown of this nasty segment on prostitutes prowling the DC streets during broad daylight. The suspected sex workers are not interviewed, but they are shown with their entire bodies, save their high heels, blurred. [TheSexist] » 8/27/09 3:40pm 8/27/09 3:40pm