Meet DC Comics’ “Supergirl”

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Here she is fighting crime in a very short skirt, and miniscule underwear, if any.


Here she is taking off her jacket to go through airport security. Hope that’s not a gel bra.


Here she is fighting “Power Girl,” who seems to have an ass sutured to her chest, and a belt that is securing an invisible article of clothing.

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0 Responses to Meet DC Comics’ “Supergirl”

  1. LauraJMixon says:

    Oh, my, yes. This is a huge issue in comics from feminists’ point of view.

    There’s been a lot of writing on this subject recently. For starters, see Teresa Nielsen Hayden’s brilliant post on the subject of the ridiculous exaggeration of female anatomy by male artists, as well as the broader concern known as Women in Refrigerators phenomenon; i.e., the victimization of women in comics.


  2. LauraJMixon says:

    Hmmm. I tried to leave a comment before and it was a no-go. I’m wondering if it was because of the links I attempted to share? Let me try again, without the a href business.

    Oh my, yes, this issue has been much discussed in a number of feminist genre locations. Teresa Nielsen Hayden talks about the phenomenon here:

    The broader issue of misogyny in comics is so familiar that it has a name, “Women in Refrigerators.”

    (fingers crossed that this one goes through…)

  3. Ann Bartow says:

    Thanks for the links. Comments are moderated, so they sometimes take a while to post.

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