Was going to post this when I first read it via Paulie. But I forgot.
It’s just a really great article.
Four of the seven “New 52”s I put on my pull list are superheroines, because this issue has always really intrigued me. Needless to say, Catwoman #1 was disheartening. I think Paul’s tweet said it best, “When I saw that last page from Catwoman, I was all like:
However, after a similar conversation with my brother-in-law last night, I’ve been doubly encouraged to pick up Brubaker’s Catwoman, and have already got my hands on Batwoman: Elegy. We’ll see how the #2s fare soon.
Regardless, the article above is a great read.
“This is not about these women wanting things; it’s about men wanting to see them do things, and that takes something that really should be empowering — the idea that women can own their sexuality — and transforms it into yet another male fantasy.”