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#2 Women in Refrigerators (Tropes vs. Women) Representations of women in comics

Women in Refrigerators is a trope identified by comic book fan (and now comic book writer) Gail Simone because she was sick of seeing "superheroines who have been either depowered, raped, or cut up and stuck in the refrigerator." This is the second of a six part series created for Bitch Magazine -
"Tropes vs. Women is a 6 part video series created for Bitch Media that explores the reoccurring stories, themes and representations of women in Hollywood films, TV shows, comics, video games and in various media."

"A trope is a common pattern in a story or a recognizable attribute in a character that conveys information to the audience. A trope becomes a cliche when it's overused. Sadly, some of these tropes often perpetuate offensive stereotypes"


"Feminist Frequency, a video webseries that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives. Anita Sarkeesian is a media critic and the creator of the web series.Her work focuses on deconstructing the stereotypes and tropes associated with women in popular culture as well as highlighting issues surrounding the targeted harassment of women in online and gaming spaces "

feministfrequency's youtube channel  34 vidéos   

Aulde de Barbuat's curator insight, March 16, 2013 11:18 AM

Absolutely brilliant webseries "deconstructing the stereotypes and "tropes" associated with women in various media.

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The Daily Mail Song

mp3 here: We're aware this video won't mean an awful lot if you've never heard of The Daily Mail (a British Newspaper), but on the plus side, you've never heard of The Daily Mail.

Via Seth Dixon
Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 12, 2012 5:18 PM

As more of our students go searching for information online, we need to also teach our students how to assess the quality of a particular media outlet and develop a critical eye.  This great song is a humorous way to approach that topic. 

Questions to Ponder: What makes a source reliable?  Can a source be reliable on some topics but not others?     


Here's an article about how an over-reliance on GPS (or Sat-Nav) can lead to the erosion of one's mental map.  And yes, the article is from the Daily Mail (as the images on the side clearly demonstrate).  Does that change how you approach the information?