Girl-Wonder.org’s President Karen Healey responds to Deppey’s column:
Since the male Robin III (Jason Todd) died and was remembered, and the female Robin IV (Stephanie Brown) died and was not, and the infliction of the wounds that lead to her death were furthermore depicted in a manner reminiscent of torture porn, the maintainer of Project Girl Wonder – which does not constitute the whole of Girl-Wonder.org, nor ever has – regards the lack of memorial as gender discrimination.
Gender discrimination is certainly a feminist concern. Mr Deppey may disagree as to whether discrimination took place here, but if one accepts the basic premises of Project Girl Wonder’s objection – as its creator does – then one may certainly view it as a feminist cause.
Scott the Mad Thinker agrees with Deppey somewhat but rethinks Girl-Wonder as a whole:
I’ll have to admit that I didn’t realize that Girl Wonder was doing so much to promote female involvement in comics, and that I thought of it interchangeably with Project Girl Wonder. Maybe Dirk was making the same – perhaps understandable — error. I suspect that Dirk has formed a lot of his opinions about some of the people who call themselves comic book feminists based on their male-bashing posts that they mistakenly believe are feminist posts — like some of Ms. Healey’s, ironically – that he finds at When Fangirls Attack, where I think we see more “attack,” and less of sites that are diligently plugging away at promoting women in comics.
While Blogger Hippokrene wonders what’s the big deal:
Four days ago, I poked my head into the WFGA link farm and learned the Shocking!News! that Dirk Deppey didn’t like the “Girl-Wonder.org crowd.” From the reaction of the feminist comic blogophere, I assume it’s a slow news day. Some random mouth-breather drops the right keywords in his rant causing otherwise intelligent people suffer from mental prolapse and offer responses and rebuttals aplenty. Not in the comment section of Dirky’s blog – that would be too easy. Instead, for the last four days, I get to dig through fifty blogs reporting the Shocking!News! that someone doesn’t like the “Girl-Wonder.org crowd,” because there aren’t hundreds of blogs in which dullards complain about uppity women-folk. I can almost hear Dirk’s sweaty panting as he jerks off to the attention Irritated Feminist Blogger #283 gives to his steaming pile of opinion.
So what do you think?