Articles about 'comics'

Goodbye Leia (and thank you, Carrie)

Emily Zinkin says goodbye to Carrie Fisher and Princess Leia but is still not done going on adventures in a galaxy far, far away or smashing the space patriarchy

Emily Zinkin // 19 January 2018

Categories: Comics, Culture and Media, Features, Reviews


Emily Zinkin discusses Black Comics Month and celebrates black female comic creators

Emily Zinkin // 31 October 2017

Categories: Culture and Media, Features

The comic strip: Stereotype bags

The F-Word's resident cartoonist, Silvia Carrus, shows that gender stereotypes very often do not fit comfortably

Guest Blogger // 21 July 2017

Categories: Blog

The comic strip: cake election

Silvia Carrus, our resident cartoonist, warns that cakes baked by women are not necessarily feminist cakes

Guest Blogger // 30 April 2017

Categories: Blog

The comic strip: gender assumptions

Our resident cartoonist, Silvia Carrus, is fed up with correcting people's assumptions about gender

Guest Blogger // 25 March 2017

Categories: Blog

The comic strip: limited feminism

Silvia Carrus, our resident cartoonist, depicts people's reluctance to care about feminist issues that don't affect them

Guest Blogger // 28 February 2017

Categories: Blog

The comic strip: Women’s March

Our resident cartoonist, Silvia Carrus, tackles criticism of the Women's March

Guest Blogger // 6 February 2017

Categories: Blog

The comic strip: commercial feminism

Ahead of Christmas, our resident cartoonist, Silvia Carrus, takes on the commercialisation of feminism

Guest Blogger // 24 December 2016

Categories: Blog

The comic strip: Did you come here on your own?

Our resident cartoonist, Silvia Carrus, is back and taking on the double standards of solo travel

Guest Blogger // 28 November 2016

Categories: Blog


This month, we're focusing on #FeministParenting. Comic artist, Silvia Carrus, tackles some double standards.

Guest Blogger // 23 March 2016

Categories: Blog, Uncategorized

Keeping Rosa Luxemburg’s ideas alive: Red Rosa

Sophie Mayer praises Kate Evans’ graphic novel about Rosa Luxemburg for its perfect pairing of word and image

Sophie Mayer // 4 March 2016

Categories: Comics, Reviews

Superhero and survivor

Nick Beard praises the TV adaption of Jessica Jones for its refreshing feminist credentials and bold survivor perspective

Nick Beard // 31 December 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Overcoming adversity, becoming brilliant

Joanna Whitehead discusses artistic technique, male violence and slut shaming with Una, author of the new graphic novel Becoming, Unbecoming

Joanna Whitehead // 26 October 2015

Categories: Books, Features, Interviews, Reviews

Weekly round-up and open thread

Hello and welcome to the weekly round-up and open thread! Below are some recent news stories that caught the attention of The F Word Collective this week (linking does not necessarily imply endorsement or agreement by members of the collective or the author of this post). Please note that these links range from "ooh yay!" to "very interesting" to *headdesk to very sad or rage-enducing, and some articles may be triggering. Want to discuss these topics or add your own? Please comment below!

Chella Quint // 12 August 2014

Categories: Blog

Mage: a critique

A guest post from Saranga, who had high hopes for Mage: The Hero Defined but has been disappointed to find that the women read like props who exist to bolster the men's actions

Guest Blogger // 20 December 2013

Categories: Blog

Nerdy men and hot women: sexism in The Big Bang Theory

Lucy Pegg argues that the genre this sit-com is based on has already moved away from the stereotypes of women it perpetuates, leaving it woefully behind

Guest Blogger // 20 April 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: Are You My Mother?

In the year Alison Bechdel was born, Random House published a children’s book by P. D. Eastman, titled Are You My Mother? The book documents one baby bird’s search for...

Marina Strinkovsky // 1 November 2012

Categories: Blog

Will you be my mother?

Ania Ostrowska emerges from the jungle of psychoanalytical theory and the garden of literary references to find Alison Bechdel's new graphic memoir quite adorable

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Comics

Making fun of violence and rape: Wumo disrespects women

Elin Weiss and Hennie Weiss expose the misogyny in popular Danish comic strip Wumo

Guest Blogger // 28 August 2012

Categories: Blog

New Review: The Boys, by Francesca Lewis

Cartoonish violence. Sexual exploitation. Homphobic language. Semi naked women. Big guns. Can any of these things be justified as “satire” any more? In her controversial review of (controversial) comic writer...

Marina Strinkovsky // 30 May 2012

Categories: Blog

The Boys

Feminists get Garth Ennis' The Boys all wrong, argues Francesca Lewis. The sexual violence and objectification of women are satirical tools highlighting the emptiness of the superhero genre, rather than misogynist wish fulfilment

Francesca Lewis //

Categories: Comics, Reviews


Laura Sneddon extols this provocative graphic autobiography as an unmissable read for feminists

Laura Sneddon // 23 February 2012

Categories: Comics, Reviews

New review: Persepolis, by Laura Sneddon

Laura Sneddon't brilliant review of Marjane Satrapi's provocative graphic novel hits the right balance between perspective and empathy

Marina Strinkovsky //

Categories: Blog

Batwoman: Elegy

Debi Linton is impressed with J.H. Williams's outstanding artwork, showcasing a compelling super-heroine written with conviction and complexity by Greg Rucka

Debi Linton // 8 December 2011

Categories: Comics

New Review: Batwoman: Elegy, By Debi Linton

In Gotham City, a new caped crusader is prowling the rooftops; a woman in black and red, falling hard on the followers of the Religion of Crime, and looking for...

Marina Strinkovsky //

Categories: Blog

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