2014-04-14/Lost Superheroines of the Pre-Code Era

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  • when: 2014-04-14
  • author: Saladin Ahmed
  • source: Tumblr
  • topics: feminism erasure of women
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  • link: http://saladinahmed.tumblr.com/post/82626247806/before-batgirl-weirder-than-wonder-woman-lost
  • title: Before Batgirl, Weirder than Wonder Woman: Lost Superheroines of the Pre-Code Era
  • summary: "As I discussed in an earlier post, pre-Comics Code comic books are full of fascinating women superheroes who've been more or less forgotten in the decades since WWII. Born in the era of Rosie the Riveter, when there was a national campaign to get women into workplaces, these costumed heroines were brassy, hard-assed, snarky, and sometimes just plain weird. They displayed remarkable grit and independence, and were portrayed as better crime-fighters than the inept, sexist cops that got in their way."