“The history of comics—like all popular art forms—is littered with chauvinism,” explains Artsy, but as the Women’s Liberation movement began to swell in the USA during the 1970s all-women underground comic books began popping up. Countering the misogyny in the industry (both in the pages and off) titles like It Ain’t Me Babe were about, and created by, women. While some of the themes covered were serious (exploring topics including abortion) others were wildly humorous, but the commonality throughout was to increase women’s visibility in the comic realm—appearing as more than just sidekicks or love interests. Read more at Artsy.
Feminist Comic Books That Changed the Industry