In the DC Comics universe, Barbara Gordon was Batgirl until the Joker injured her—then she took on the role of computer hacker Oracle (above). But in later issues, writers reset the whole storyline, reverting Barbara to a young crime-fighter who doesn't use a wheelchair.
A recent Mslexia survey found that though 30 percent of women writers had read books recently in which a character with a "mental illness or learning difficulty featured prominently," characters with a physical disability "rarely" appeared in either their reading matter or their writing.
South Korean doo-wop group The Barbarettes. Photo via the band's Facebook.
The SXSW music festival has taken over Austin, Texas! I’m here to sort through the more than 2,000 bands that will play around town before Sunday and pick out new feminist music to bring us into spring. Here’s my list of favorite female-fronted bands from the festival.
What’s one of the “most visible political symbols this legislative session” in Colorado? Not American flag lapel pins or pink ribbons, but jewelry in the shape of IUDs. Safe, effective, long-term birth control is so hot right now.
Last Sunday, the first season of HBO’s latest comedy Togetherness came to an end. The final moments of the episode, “Not So Together,” highlighted the subtle suspense perfected by the writer and director team made up of brothers Mark and Jay Duplass.