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Are You a Male Novelist Whose Female Characters Are Comically Underdeveloped?

Hey there, male novelist with an impressive eye for character detail. Are you extending that eye to the women in your book? Here are some signs, to be taken with the sodium chloride compound of your choice, that your female characters might be underdeveloped.

Stephanie Brown and DC’s Treatment of Female Characters

Priya discusses the poor treatment of Stephanie Brown in DC Comics' history.

Discoveries from the Book Expo Floor: 4 Upcoming Crime Novels with Female Leads

I am still slowly recovering from the Book Expo Plague—if you were at BEA and managed to avoid catching it, ...

A Celebration of Women in Fiction: Comics Edition

Our very own Preeti Chhibber recently decided to start a string of shout-outs on Twitter to some of her favorite ...

Kick-Ass Female Ensembles in Graphic Novels

With Marvel dominating the box office as of late, there’s no shortage on ensemble, male-heavy superhero casts. For those of ...

On “Slut Shelves” and Eating Our Own In Fiction

Slut: a woman who has many sexual encounters. Slut: a word that has grown exponentially in use over the last ...

Her Name Was Trouble With a Capital L

For the past few months, I’ve been on a bit of a crime fiction/thriller kick. And, this may just have ...