Noah Berlatsky

Noah Berlatsky

Bio

Noah Berlatsky is a contributing writer for The Atlantic. He edits the online comics-and-culture website The Hooded Utilitarian and is the author of the forthcoming book Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism in the Marston/Peter Comics, 1941-1948.

Noah Berlatsky Articles

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Surprise (Not Really)! Marvel's Ant-Man Is Sexist 

At first, this looks like sexism. And then you realize, hey, this is sexism. Hope isn't allowed to do the dangerous job because Pym has put her on a pedestal, and won't let her off it.

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Enslaved or empowered?

Arrests Made At Rentboy.com: Should Male Prostitution Be Illegal?

Why should prostitution be illegal? And, more specifically why should male prostitution be illegal?

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I've Told My Son Santa Claus Is Fake—And He Doesn't Believe Me

As a parent, you tend to assume that you have some say in forming your child's mental landscape. Then Santa comes along.

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The Problem With Happily Ever After In Romance Fiction 

Some love stories don't end happily. So why do so many romance novels insist they do?

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Why Progressives Need Conservatism To Save The Church

Conservative fetishization of the past is myopic, simplistic, and mean-spirited—but progressives can be too quick to cede tradition.

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Violence, Sex, And Coming Of Age: Why Everyone Is Talking About This One Summer  

The first graphic novel to win a Caldeott gives children the chance to be adults, and adults the chance to be kids.

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The Problem With Spock's Sex Appeal 

With the death of Leonard Nimoy, it's a good moment to pay tribute to (and question) his most famous character.

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GQ Covers Reveal How Women And Men Are Sexually Objectified—But In Very Different Ways

A new Facebook post calls into question cover depictions of hyper-sexualized men and women.

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What A Bad Jason Isbell Concert Taught Me About Marriage

Irritation is the way of all flesh. The question is, if you're going to be annoyed for all of eternity, who do you want to be doing the annoying?

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Comic Heroine Ms. Marvel Fights Islamophobia On Streets Of San Francisco

Bus ads comparing Muslims to Hitler have been replaced with images of a superhero. And not just any superhero.

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