SJW has become a catch-all term to be applied to anyone who differs from the reader’s perception of the mainstream. But comics are rooted in Social Justice, it’s part of their structure. From X-Men to Superman, Batman to Wonder Woman, comics were made for social justice.
Genderqueer people aren’t to blame for the reinforcement of regressive gender stereotypes.
In Boom Studios’ newest STEVEN UNIVERSE comic, Steven and Amethyst take Peridot to the renaissance fair. Needless to say, shenanigans ensue. How can Peridot prove she’s a powerful knight when everyone’s treating her like a sweet little girl?
Let’s make the case that V, from the hit comic and movie V FOR VENDETTA, is the strong, anarchist, transgender superhero that the world needs right now.
In GUMBALLS, a new Top Shelf Productions comic, Erin Nations explores toxic masculinity through its fringes – from his childhood as a tomboy to his adult life as a transman.
THE MEEK is an action-packed webcomic about fantasy worlds, magical beasts, and the politics of female nudity. One of these things is not like the others.
Literature and society constantly mirror one another. Young adult literature in particular has historically given teens the opportunity to experience issues of sexuality, mental health, and violence. Gender and gender stereotypes play an integral role in this genre. Does YA Lit have a social responsibility to the teens reading these books? Take a look for yourself!
I AM A HERO is an award-winning manga series by Kengo Hanazawa that is lite on the zombies, but heavy on commentary about modern Japanese values.
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