Noah Berlatsky

Noah Berlatsky


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

Even In Tragic Death, Charlie Hebdo Victims Benefit From Privilege 

Who is memorialized in death has everything to do with race, class . . . and who you were in life.

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On Daredevil, Heroism, And Our Need For Injustice

Daredevil focuses on the dynamics of heroism—the display of strength and violence as a way to distance oneself from weakness.

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Michelle Rodriguez Is Right (And Wrong) About Race And Superheroes

Rodriguez is confused when she says that people want her to steal white people's superheroes. But she also has a point.

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Oscars Voter Raises Question: What Does A Racist Look Like?

According to an Academy Awards voter, the right sort of people, with the right sort of education and connections, can't be racist.

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Scott Aaronson And The Tired Notion That It's Feminism Hurting Men

The MIT professor recently wrote that feminist literature left him "terrified" of his sexual desire. But is Dworkin to blame?

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Batman, Superguys, And The Man In Bam!

Did the classic Adam West Batman show strike a blow (Kerwhap!) for feminism?


The Handmaid's Tale Is Overrated—Here's What You Should Read Instead

While Atwood's feminist dystopia remains our favorite nightmarish future, Marge Piercy's Woman On The Edge Of Time is far superior.


The Latent Lesbianism Of Nicki Minaj's "Feeling Myself"

Female masturbation is sexy in part because it flirts with lesbianism. For male masturbation, it's a different story.


Is All Art Political?

Art without politics actually results in a sweeping Puritanism. For art to have power, it needs to engage with power, with politics.


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.