Brains, Brawn and Breasts: How Women are Depicted in Today's Action/Adventure Comic Books Public Deposited

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  • February 28, 2019
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  • Sievers, Melissa A.
    • Affiliation: School of Information and Library Science
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  • This study examined popular American action/adventure comic books from the year 2002, comparing the portrayal of men and women. Four categories of action/adventure comics were defined and the five best-selling titles in each category were identified. Six issues of each title were analyzed for textual and visual stereotyping. Women continue to be in the minority. As a result, women are less likely to be main characters, the rescuer or the person in charge. Women are also objectified visually by depicting them with large breasts, tiny waists, revealing outfits and uncomfortable poses.
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  • Moran, Barbara
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  • 64 p.
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