Girls in Capes

Women, men & minorities in geek culture and pop culture

About Us

In a world where comic books are filled with superhuman men and women with little to distinguish them beyond their breast size, female fans are starving for strong female leads and interesting, empowering female characters.

Girls in Capes strives to sate that hunger with articles, features, and content focusing on positive female characters, as well as women in the industry.  Our readers want entertainment featuring strong female characters that are not sexualized or dependent on male characters and are open to LGBTQ characters.  Girls in Capes will focus secondarily on other gender issues in comics and geek culture, such as LGBTQ issues and the depiction of masculinity in comics and geek culture.

On our site, you’ll find articles on every aspect of underrepresented groups in geek culture and pop culture.  If you don’t see it, it’s probably on its way!

Our sections include Comics & Graphic Novels, TV & Film, Fiction, and Subculture.  There’s something for everyone at Girls in Capes, so we’d love to have you join The Team and find us on Facebook and Twitter.

You can learn a little bit more about our mission and founding in our first post.

Contact our staff at girlsincapesmag@gmail.com.

11 comments on “About Us

  1. Udayprakash Sharma
    January 27, 2013

    I agree, it is high time that men need to break away from the gender bias they hold against women. Its not the gender that makes the difference but the way one is conditioned. Men are not men and women are not women. We all are conditioned to be so.

  2. smashingthroughlife
    January 28, 2013

    I just found you through Freshly Pressed, congrats on being pressed!
    I really like what I see so far, and I’m looking forward to reading more of your content.

  3. Mike
    February 6, 2013

    It is projects such as this that will (eventually) enable the trust so necessary for harmonic coexistence. Highlight similarities – not differences.

  4. harmonybirch
    February 6, 2013

    I know next to nothing about to nothing about comic books and yet am continually enthralled with your posts, this blog is awesome.

    • Feliza
      February 6, 2013

      Glad you appreciate it! We cover four different areas – TV & Film, Comics & Graphic Novels, Fiction, and Subculture – so there’s plenty to check out in other areas.

  5. msperrett
    February 20, 2013

    Hi I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Blog award. Check out http://msfeminist.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/liebster-award/ for more info

    • Feliza
      February 20, 2013

      Thank you for your nomination! We appreciate your consideration.

  6. Carly
    February 22, 2013

    Just found you on freshly pressed. Love it! And your website name is so clever might I add.

  7. Julie Chicklitasaurus
    May 14, 2013

    I’ve nominated you for a “I Mustache You A Question” Award! Because you’re awesome. I love the ladies. And I love capes.

    http://julieschicklit.com/2013/05/14/i-mustache-you-a-question-award/

    Do you have a “Supergirl” Award for bloggers who are doing their part for the ladies? Because that would be pretty cool. I would totally fight any villain for that award. xoxo

    • Feliza C.
      May 15, 2013

      Thank you for your nomination! We have plenty of cool ladies, both with and without literal capes. They all have metaphoric capes in our hearts.

      Since our staff is doing this all part-time, we don’t have too many things up and running yet – but thanks for your suggestion, because we’d love to increase our content!

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