Martha Thomases: Rape Is the New Black

Martha Thomases

Martha Thomases brought more comics to the attention of more people than anyone else in the industry. Her work promoting The Death of Superman made an entire nation share in the tragedy of one of our most iconic American heroes. As a freelance journalist, she has been published in the Village Voice, High Times, Spy, the National Lampoon, Metropolitan Home, and more. For Marvel comics she created the series Dakota North. Martha worked as a researcher and assistant for the author Norman Mailer on several of his books, including the Pulitzer-Prize-winning Executioner's Song, On Women and Their Elegance, Ancient Evenings, and Harlot's Ghost.

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  1. Ed says:

    “There was a time when rape wasn’t considered a serious crime.” It is instructive that that attitude is more a result of “modern” times than a historic reality. It doesn’t take much searching to discover “Prior to 1972, defendants convicted of rape frequently received a death sentence, but the Supreme Court’s Georgia v. Furman ruling forced states to retool their death penalty statutes to make the penalty less discriminatory and capricious.”

    • mike weber says:

      You forgot to put “…who were poor, black/hispanic or otherwise marginalised…” after “defendants”