Len is a writer who lives in Brooklyn, New York, and has had a fascination with games and media that has lasted a lifetime. There have actually been quite a few highly publicized lesbian characters in comic books over the years. Compared to gay males they're quite well represented. This is mostly due to the double standard where it is cool for straight males to like lesbians but taboo for homosexual males to be considered "tough" or "badass".
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Category:LGBT superheroes - Wikipedia
It may not surprise you to learn that essentially all of the original superheroines dreamt up during the '40s and '50s—including characters that would later become icons like Wonder Woman and Supergirl—were created by male writers and artists for a primarily male audience. And as with all art, since comics are a reflection of the time in which they are made, this occasionally led to some not-so-flattering portrayals. In the '60s and '70s, though, thanks to second-wave feminism, we began to see some improvements to women's representation on the page. There was Marvel Girl's transformation into Phoenix from the weakest to the strongest member of the X-Men and founding Avengers member Wasp's sudden intellectual prowess. And despite the overwhelming lack of female creators and a perceived disinterest in comics from female readers, over time we've seen all kinds of inspiring female superheroes grace our comics, from disco queen Dazzler to former Wakandan Queen Storm. But just because we've come a long way since the days of "every woman is naturally the weakest member of her super-team," doesn't mean that the comic book industry has overcome its bent for sexism. For example, despite Marvel's mostly successful push toward diversity and inclusivity, they once hired an erotica artist to draw a variant cover for the first issue of the new Spider-Woman.
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We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Greg Rucka, one of the longtime writers of the Wonder Woman comics, recently declared that the character is bisexual. It makes sense, since she comes from the legendary island of Themyscira, which is populated entirely and only by women.
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