‘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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Three things I learned about sexual orientation from ‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’

Greetings fellow Comix Bawse! Blue is the Warmest Color (I’ll be abbreviating this as BITWC), written and illustrated by Julie Maroh is a powerfully moving story that follows a young female named Clementine (unique name eh?) through the exploration of her complex sexuality. It delves into how her sexuality affects her love life with men […]

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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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I’m living my own real-life ‘Saga’ Interracial Relationship

  Greetings fellow ComixBawse! Saga, an ongoing intergalactic comic series, depicts the interracial couple, Alana and Marko as they run for their lives in their vast galaxy. The lovers are from two different planets that have been at war for years. They each belong to a different species. A different culture. A different way of […]

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