Posts Categorized: Women in Media

Tizzie Gets Confused

Holy crap, I’m confused! And apparently so was the team that assembled today’s featured comic. Taken from the pages of Polly Pigtails, another Parents’ Magazine publication from the late 1940s. “Tizzie Gets Beautiful” presents the story of a young lady who, like Dirinda from a previous post, bemoans the lack of attention paid upon her… Read more »

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Dirinda’s Blind Date

In the late 1940s, Parents’ Magazine produced a variety of wholesome magazines and comics aimed at the youth market. These publications serve as good source material for the study of social expectations placed on young women in the post-war era. Girls in those days had many of the same problems that girls do now, namely… Read more »

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Who Mourns for Adonais?

Next up in my examination of the original series Star Trek is the early second season episode “Who Mourns for Adonais?” Like “The Apple”, this episode also explores religion, the ancient Greek religion to be exact. The story, however, isn’t anti-religious in tone. Indeed, it features one of those rare times in TOS when someone… Read more »

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The Apple

Lately I’ve been rewatching the original Star Trek television series, and I’ve come to a conclusion. I’m no longer able to watch anything without analyzing it to death.  That’s one of the bad things that taking cultural studies in grad school does to you.  Once you’re exposed to theory, your life is over.  You can’t… Read more »

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