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

The Subversive Gender Message In Mariah Carey's Latest Music Video

Sex and bodies don't clarify gender; they confuse the issue.

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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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Newsflash: The Original Ghostbusters Was Totally Sexist

A Ghostbusters with a female cast is a thorough violation of the spirit of the original. And that's a good thing.

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This Is What Happens When Your Family Decides To Get A Dog

If my wife and son had thought bubbles above their heads, like in the comics, you would be able to read them saying, "dog dog dog dog dog dog dog."

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Is Childbearing Actually Oppressive?

"Childbearing [is] barbaric and pregnancy should be abolished," wrote radical feminist theorist Shulamith Firestone in The Dialectic of Sex.

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Idris Elba As A Post-Racial James Bond? Not So Fast

Let's not ignore the fact that the original James Bonds wasn't just white. He was a white supremacist.

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From Etta To Brandy: 12 Undervalued Black Women Of Rock 

Genre boundaries are conscious of race—and, in the case of rock, conscious of gender too.

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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.

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The Evolution Of Same-Sex Love In Country Music

Country music is an overwhelmingly heterosexual endeavor. The LGBTQ community certainly listen to, and perform, country, but in terms of lyrical content and themes, country has been focused on male-female romantic love.

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Kathleen Gilles Seidel: Romance Novelist

english lit academic. wish fulfiller. thwarted world-changer.

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