Burka-Clad Wonder Woman is Pakistan's Latest Superhero

Malala Yousafzai's story has brought the international spotlight to the state of girl's schools in Pakistan. But despite Malala's ultimate triumph over the Taliban thugs that attempted to murder her for supporting education for girls, the situation for girls seeking schooling in Pakistan is grimmer than ever.… » 7/25/13 2:20pm 7/25/13 2:20pm

Women Didn't Abandon Rom-Coms, Roms-Coms Abandoned Women

Rom-Coms are not in a good place right now, as lamented by The Atlantic and our very own Tracy Moore. The chart above–based on figures from Box Office Mojo–shows just how badly the genre has tanked, as inflation-adjusted domestic ticket receipts (left axis) have plummeted despite a huge number of releases (line… » 5/20/13 3:50pm 5/20/13 3:50pm

and she's not even pretty!

Newark Mayor Cory Booker is no stranger to doing things like running into burning buildings to save people and shoveling his constituents’ driveways. So it’s not surprising that he spent the morning after Hurricane Sandy helping citizens of Newark escape from things in which they were trapped. Holy crap. » 10/30/12 6:10pm 10/30/12 6:10pm

Margaret Atwood, Superhero Cartoonist

Is there anything Margaret Atwood doesn't do? She writes novels, she gives hockey advice, and now she draws these awesome superheroes inspired by her Twitter friends. Take that, Paniac! » 10/29/10 6:36pm 10/29/10 6:36pm

Can Superheroes Hurt Boys' Mental Health?

Though comic book fans would argue superheros promote a healthy interest in "truth, justice, and the American way" among boys, researchers say they may actually reinforce macho stereotypes and teach young men to be aggressive and detached. » 8/16/10 11:48am 8/16/10 11:48am

Was She-Ra A Feminist Superhero?

A recent New York Times column lamented the lack of female superheroes for girls to emulate. But in the 1980s girls did have a superheroine: She-Ra, who, despite living in a pink castle and not wearing pants, was refreshingly robust. » 8/04/09 4:40pm 8/04/09 4:40pm