Noah Berlatsky

Noah Berlatsky

Bio

Noah Berlatsky is a contributing writer for The Atlantic. He edits the online comics-and-culture website The Hooded Utilitarian and is the author of the forthcoming book Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism in the Marston/Peter Comics, 1941-1948.

Noah Berlatsky Articles

Scandal Over Sexually Violent Batgirl Cover Reveals Changing Comics Landscape

Fans of Batgirl are fans of Batgirl. They buy her comic to see her being heroic, not to see her being a slasher movie victim.

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The Female Man And Its Disdain For Femininity

Feminist dystopia at its finest. Joanna Russ imagines a world in which the elimination of gender hierarchy leads to freedom, strength, and power.

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Large Fears: The Importance Of Marginalized Children Being Represented In Literature

Iin a passionate Facebook thread last week, children's author Meg Rosoff rejected the idea that there are "too few books for marginalized young people," as librarian Edith Edi Campbell had suggested.

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Batman, Superguys, And The Man In Bam!

Did the classic Adam West Batman show strike a blow (Kerwhap!) for feminism?

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What Happens When Men Cover Female-Penned Songs?

These covers remind us of the lengthy, rich—but often obscured—history of female songwriters.

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On Daredevil, Heroism, And Our Need For Injustice

Daredevil focuses on the dynamics of heroism—the display of strength and violence as a way to distance oneself from weakness.

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Heavy Metal Tries To Join Forces With #GamerGate . . . And Fails 

For a second, it looked like the rabid hordes of gamergaters would be joined by metalheads. But #metalgate was never meant to be.

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Kathleen Gilles Seidel: Romance Novelist

english lit academic. wish fulfiller. thwarted world-changer.

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The Strange Intersection Of Anti-Semitism And Anti-Blackness Racism

If you want America to relearn how to hate white Jews, the quickest way to do that is to associate them with black people.

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