Batgirl’s bid for equal rights
Oh sure, we could link to the Avi Arad interview, or the many mainstream news articles on Free Comic Book Day, but everyone else is doing that, plus due to burnout from another killer work week we aren’t going anywhere today. Not to our local comic stores, not to the movies, not even outside for any fresh air. We just can’t justify reading and watching brand-new stuff whilst there’s so much almost-new stuff which we have yet to peruse.
Okay, we cheated a little and read some MySpace Countdown even though we’ve only just finished 52 #48 and won’t even get the last few issues of that title for a few weeks. (We know 52 is finished because Greg Rucka sounds even more burnt out than we do.) If we were the impatient type we could probably read them at a comic shop today — but no. We’re getting a bit old for this. We actually remember a time, for instance, when women weren’t paid nearly as much as men, as pointed out in this PSA from over 30 years ago which Tom Peyer found:
Ah, nostalgia. Thank goodness that sort of gender discrimination’s no longer going on!