Disability in Kidlit
Pain is, undoubtedly, hard to describe. Hot, cold, cramping, snapping, scaling 1-10. It’s all subjective and so damn hurtful that I’m sure most of us would like to never have to experience or describe it. But writers never like to sway from a literary challenge, do they? This begs the question: why is chronic pain, and in particular pelvic pain, absent from young adult fiction?
Despite a surface doubling of the show’s characterisation, the empowerment of its female characters has been repositioned from the work the fans know, the television show, and the work they are experiencing of the comic books. In many cases, the comic series renders the female characters passive and sexualized by conforming to conventions of comic book illustration, format, tradition and receivership that have plagued female heroines since comic books dawned. This raises a difficult question, then: Can the Buffy comic book series be seen as feminist, and therefore a true adaptation of the hit television show?
Also Featured In…
- One Woman Project
- UQU’s Semper Floreat
- Wom*news, UQU Women’s Collective zine (2011-2013)
- Down Under Feminist Carnival (DUFC)
- Lip Mag
- eFEMeral magazine
- National Youth Week’s WriteIt – Runner Up for ‘Beyond’ (2008)