ERIC Number: ED342707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Breaking the Mold with Humor: Images of Women in the Visual Media.
Comics help to shape, reflect, reinforce, and revise the beliefs and assumptions people have about themselves and others. This document addresses three issues related to the comics: (1) images of women in the comics by both male and female 20th century cartoonists; (2) conflicting and fragmented images of women in the comics; and (3) differences in content, message, and humor in mainstream comics versus feminist comics. Humor in mainstream comics has often worked to demoralize women in contrast to feminist comics that help to raise consciousness. Comics help readers understand the important role of comics in the culture and how they help to construct role identities and images of women. Humor is an important tool for breaking the mold and changing perceptions that individuals have of themselves and others. (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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