Martha Thomases: Super-Harassment?

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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2 Responses

  1. Martha Thomases says:

    Rereading this after a few days, with more news (like this:, I fear I sound too hesitant, and too willing to blame women. That is not my intention.

    It is not women’s fault that we are harassed, nor is it their fault that we aren’t believed. If it sounds like I am saying that, I wrote poorly.

    Men are responsible for their own behavior, and their own cover-ups. Women who side with abusive men need to look at their motives. As girls, we are often encouraged to consider other girls our enemy, or our competition. This might be entertaining a romantic comedy, but it is not an effective life strategy.

  2. Sheila says:

    I’ve always had an understanding of why women don’t come forward or why people might not speak up in a very public way when the know something like this has taken place but I hadn’t been able to verbalize it until I read Terry Crews’ tweets yesterday. He sheds light on the situation from a victims perspective.

    I have no idea what the answer is but we need to make it easier for women to come forward. We need to stop making it so easy for men to get away with behavior like this. Tayler tells me that the statistics are baffling when it comes to the prosecution of sex crimes. It’s something like, out of 1000 incidents only 300 women come forward. Of that 300 only 8 cases have punitive results.

    No one ever considers the repercussions of coming forward except for the victim. We have to find a way to fix this.