Thursday, July 27, 2017

Analyzing the Gender Representation of 34,476 Comic Book Characters


Female characters appear in superhero comics less often than males — but when they are included, how are they depicted? They are often hyper-sexualized, unnecessarily brutalized, stereotyped, and used as tokens.

Amanda Shendruk has analyzed naming conventions, types of superpowers, and the composition of teams to see how male and female genders are portrayed in DC and Marvel comics.

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