What is it about?

Supergirl as a character is traced from comics to television, showing how writers creating her reflect the views of the times they are in; attention is given to her evolution as a feminist icon although originated by non-feminist writers in another era.

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Why is it important?

It is relevant to see how feminism liberated characters in popular culture, reflecting the changes in society brought about by the women's liberation movement.


This is important to give credit and visibility to women entering the popular culture industry as creators as well as to understand the power and impact of women as consumers.

Batya Weinbaum

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This page is a summary of: Supergirl: Contemporary feminist reboot of a hapless DC Comic helpmate, Northern Lights Film and Media Studies Yearbook, June 2022, Intellect,
DOI: 10.1386/nl_00030_1.
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