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    Wednesday, May 10, 2006

    Wednesday Reading List

    I don't even want to think about how lazy y'all have been since I've been gone the past couple of days. It makes me shudder. Careful with the solitaire folks, if you're in NYC - it's no joke. But I'm back with more orders and demands. Yes, a reading list:

    Bitch's AMAZING post: Mediating Objects

    Real Men Are Not: Saved By the Bell - a "social experiment" in marriage, gender roles - a must-read to all of us who learned how to be a woman from Kelly freaking Kapowski and how not to be a feminist from Jessie Spano.

    After Ellen writes up Robin's Hood and I can't wait to see it.

    Multidimensional Me has the Carnival of Bent Attractions

    A White Bear at Is There No Sin In It? says, "I Intensely Desire Community" and it's so how I feel, so I'm sharing. New Yorkers might find it of particular interest.

    And I'm loving Oddity Collectors riffing on the gender and sexuality issues around comic book covers. (Confidential to A: found it!)

    So, enjoy yourselves.

    2 Comments:

    Anonymous Luke said...

    "how me thick, powerful legs under that latex or whatever the hell he wears. Clenched butt muscles. Make it obvious this is no BatGIRL we’re talking about." ahahahah.

    I grew up reading comic books and...even today the really popular stuff is just ridiculous in terms of how they treat gender ideals. they've gotten a liiittle better with some race/ethnicity issues..but when you've got Joe Madureira purposely drawing breasts on one characer "as big I can draw them" .....

    As for Frank Miller....I don't know where to start with that guy.

    12:43 AM  
    Blogger EL said...

    I know - it's hilarious to me. I mean, Sin City's particularly egregious, but it seems like there's very little interest for these artists in broadening their appeal to anyone who's not a young white guy. Maybe that's okay, but it does seem rather ... pathetic.

    9:19 AM  

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