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Comic Book Heroines: Sex, Violence and Objectification

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/09/22/The_Supergirls_The_History_of_Comic_Book_Heroines Supergirls author Mike Madrid describes the hyper-sexualization of comic book heroines. Madrid claims the trend began in the 1990s and often blurs the line between mainstream and adult entertainment. ----- Mike Madrid presents The Supergirls: Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of the Comic Book Heroines, an exploration of what it means for the culture when superheroines do everything the superhero does, but in thongs and high heels. - Books Inc Mike Madrid, a San Francisco-based refugee from the world of advertising, is a lifelong fan of comic books and popular culture. His goal is to inform and entertain readers with a new look at modern-day icons. He's popular culture editor for Exterminating Angel Press and the creator of www.heaven4heroes.com, where comic book fantasies come to life.
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