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.

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All photos courtesy of Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki via Paste Magazine

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.


On Privilege And Online Bullying

The Lord of the Flies can feel like a vacation spot for conflict-management consultants in comparison to social media.


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

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


Large Fears: The Importance Of Marginalized Children Being Represented In Literature

Iin a passionate Facebook thread last week, children's author Meg Rosoff rejected the idea that there are "too few books for marginalized young people," as librarian Edith Edi Campbell had suggested.

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On Sexual Power, Mike Huckabee, Beyoncé—And Wonder Woman

Rather than seeing Beyoncé's sexual performance as linked to destruction, we can consider whether eroticism might be an alternative to violence.


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 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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For Anti-Sex Work Writers, Sex Sells 

Hating sex workers—and treating them as things—can get you money.


Does Making A List Of The Greatest Female Comics Creators Denigrate Women?

Is it insulting to ask about the greatest female comics creator?


Taylor Swift, Aphex Twin Mashup Brilliantly Challenges Gender Stereotypes

David Ress' Aphexswift is genius precisely because it's so unlikely.