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Brushtrokes: Representation in Comics

Comicbooks sell us the fantasy of larger-than-life superheroes, the victory of good over evil, the promise of fighting for a better, inclusive world. But alas, when it comes to the characters themselves, this very inclusivity is often nowhere to be found. There’s a distinct lack of female superheroes, queer superheroes, non-cis and non-white superheroes in popular mainstream comicbooks, and Representation in Comics by Everyday Feminism highlights how direly we need more diversity. After all, people of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, (and so on) can be heroes, and need to see themselves reflected more frequently in popular media to believe that they can be heroes.

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