‘Persepolis’ – Women under the male gaze: Can gender constructs ever be escaped?

“WOMEN WERE TOLD HOW TO DRESS AND HOW TO BEHAVE IN THE PRESENCE OF MEN!” Greetings fellow ComixBawse! The graphic novel, Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi tells the autobiographical story of an Iranian woman growing up during revolutionary Iran. Iran during this time held strict moral and behavioral codes that restricted the actions of both sexes, […]

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‘Saga’ – Racial stereotypes and the hypersexualization of Black women doesn’t have to be a thing

Greetings fellow ComixBawse! I started reading the ongoing intergalactic comic book series, Saga—penned and drawn by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples, respectively—about a year ago and I immediately fell in love with it! It featured mostly non-white characters and as I continued to read it, I felt that it was sending some very powerful messages. […]

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NINE REASONS WHY I’M PLANNING TO STEAL LYING CAT FROM SOPHIE

Greetings fellow ComixBawse! Anyone who knows me is aware that I’m a huge fan of ‘Saga.’ What they may be unaware of is that my favorite character is Lying Cat, who’s sometimes called “L.C.” She’s awesome and she’ll never let anyone play you. These are the reasons why I think everyone should have a Lying […]

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