Hello and welcome to This Week in Ladies!
Here's what we've got on tap for you this week:
- This Week in Comics
She-Hulk #4, Black Widow #6, Loki: Agent of Asgard #4, Lumberjanes #2 and Rat Queens #1 | An embarrassment of riches this week! We talk about the apparently universal appeal of Chuck Taylors among superheroes, the joy of team assembly montages, and what happens when Lumberjanes grow up to become mushroom-eating marauders.
- This Week in the Book Report
Graphic Novels | We talk about what distinguishes graphic novels from comics (your mileage may vary) and recommend a few of our favorites, including a Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic memoir, an American sitcom-Chinese folktale fusion and a kid-friendly book about a poodle-eating alligator. As always, you can find a list of the books we talk about on our LibraryThing page.
- The Media That Shaped Our Feminism
Happy anniversary to us! In celebration of a year of talking about feminism and popular culture, we share some of the popular culture that aided us in becoming the feminists we are today. Our fictional female roles models run the gamut from plucky heroines like Anne of Green Gables to a certain unlikable Southern belle. We spend a little time on the ways popular culture taught us why we need feminism, from mandated pseudonyms to derisive, dismissive terminology, but mostly we accentuate the positive. Unsurprisingly, books play a starring role in our feminist development. Here are 15 Teen Feminist Books Everyone Should Read, according to Flavorwire, who also inspired this topic with their Ultimate Pop-Culture Feminist Syllabus.
- This Week in Shit You Should Be Listening To
"Teen for God" by Dar Williams
Thanks for listening!