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Meeting at the Centre

So, I saw the Justice League movie, but not THAT one. Instead, it was the animated one from 2008, Justice League: The New Frontier, which I put on our Netflix queue years ago. There were several DC animated movies, all … Continue reading

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Warrior Women at Work

The Dark Prophecy, by Rick Riordan – The follow-up to The Hidden Oracle continues the adventures of Apollo in a mortal body, with only occasional access to his godly powers when he least expects them. The previous volume established the … Continue reading

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Diana, Diana, Diana, I Would Die for You

Wonder Woman – I hadn’t seen any of the last few movies based on DC Comics (I don’t think I have since the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy), and I hadn’t heard good things about them. I got the impression they … Continue reading

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Krypton Nights

The Superman Chronicles, Volume 1, by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster – Seeing the earliest Superman stories is interesting, especially in light of how much Superman has changed over the years. In his first appearance, he’s described as being able … Continue reading

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Porn for Prudes

I haven’t read Fifty Shades of Grey, but I’ve seen some pretty thorough summaries, and I do indeed think it normalizes abuse, at least when a rich guy who’s supposed to be attractive is the one doing the abusing. I’ve … Continue reading

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Matriarchy on My Mind

It seems to me like, ever since Men’s Rights Activists were revealed to be an actual thing, I’ve seen frequent accusations of people being MRAs. The way I see it, you can be misogynistic without being an MRA. That particular … Continue reading

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Lockup: Emerald City

My wife, who has read several books about prison and watched many episodes of Lockup on MSNBC, has mentioned to me that she doesn’t like the way the prison system in Oz is set up. Of course, thanks to an … Continue reading

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Military Maids

Oz is known for not having much in the way of a military. In Ozma of Oz, Ozma journeys to the Nome Kingdom with an army made up of twenty-seven officers and one private, then promotes the private to Captain-General … Continue reading

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Amazon Primer

While warfare has traditionally been considered a masculine pursuit, Greek legend contains accounts of the Amazons, an all-female tribe of powerful warriors. While they were often said to live in Asia Minor, they were sometimes located in Africa or the … Continue reading

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Wednesday with Wonder Woman

The Wonder Woman Chronicles, Volume One, by William Moulton Marston and Harry G. Peter – Wonder Woman was not technically the first female superhero, but she was the first to become an enduring character in the world of comics, which … Continue reading

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