Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Estrogen Month - Day 25*

Hello, Laura G here. Time for my second guest post on Estrogen Month in popular culture. Today's focus is comic creators.

First up, over at Blog@Newsarama, Wayne Beamer uses a short mention of William Moulton Marston, the creator of Wonder Woman, in another article to expand on Marston's life. There is a great quote from a Reason article: "Unlike most intellectuals, Marston celebrated the popularity of the comic book form and saw it as an opportunity to get kids to read -- and to circulate radical feminist notions."

And now a word from our sponsors: Dark Chocolate is GOOD for you! (Ok, no sponsors here, but the article seems Estrogen-y to me).

Moving on, Colleen Doran, creator of A Distant Soil, has a powerful entry on repentance and what it REALLY means. Those who've been wronged in the past, or done somebody wrong, ought to read it. Because while there's something to be said for forgiveness, it is not unreasonable to expect that the person asking for forgiveness be truly contrite and willing to make a reasonable effort at reparations. Our society doesn't seem to understand this basic fact: saying "sorry" doesn't make it all better. If you've wronged someone, you have to make amends, to do your best to fix the problems you caused. Then you can say "sorry". Until then, it's an empty gesture.

I hope you enjoyed my links and thoughts, and here's Elayne's closer paragraph:

The guidelines for nominating and voting for feminist pop-culture bloggers during Estrogen Month are outlined here. I'm also hosting the 12th Carnival of Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy Fans on March 31. The deadline for submissions is March 29, and guidelines are outlined here (please send links via email or use this submission form).

*Substitute Estrogen Gal Post