Girl-Wonder.org

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Website
Name: Girl-Wonder.org
Owner/Maintainer: Mary Borsellino
Dates: 2006
Type: News
Fandom: comics
URL: archived version
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Girl-Wonder.org was "a feminist activism website devoted to fighting misogyny in comics, the comics industry, and comics fandom."

About

Girl-Wonder is a site dedicated to the betterment of the treatment of women in comics that started thanks to Stephanie Brown's demise. Mary Borsellino started the site shortly after the death. She objected to the sexualization of Stephanie when she was tortured, the "Women in Refrigerators" style of her death, the way she wasn't acknowledged as Robin by Dan DiDio, and how she had not gotten her own memorial case in the Batcave like Jason Todd, the male deceased Robin, had. The site pointed out the fact that Stephanie, as the first female Robin, was a symbol of female characters in comics. And considering how she suffered character assassination, graphic torture scenes, WiR style death, and then was completely forgotten and downplayed in universe, she seemed to also be a symbol for how female characters were mistreated in comics.[1]

Features

  • Convention Anti-Harassment Project - Because conventions should be fun.
  • Female-Friendly Comic Book Store Map - Map of member recommended comic book stores
  • Super.Girl - Devoted to exploring the history of Supergirl in comic books and her importance in pop culture.

Columns

  • Dimestore Dames - A celebration of four-color females
  • GWOG! - G-W, blogging.
  • Mon-Wed-Fri - Webcomics Dissected, by Alex Patterson
  • No More Invisible Girls - Raising the visibility of women who love comics, one post at a time.

Comics

  • Astonishing Tales of Girly Suspense
  • Mistress
  • Planet Karen
  • The Tower

Archives

  • Archives - Girl-Wonder.org’s archived sites, blogs, and columns
  • Sequential Smarts - A group blog for sharing experiences using comics in education

Papers

References

  1. http://stephaniebrown.wikia.com/index.php?title=Girl_Wonder