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.
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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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