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Murray, Ross: "The feminine mystique. Feminism, sexuality, motherhood." In: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 2 (2011), S. 55–66. 
Resource type: Journal Article
Languages: englisch
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1080/21504857.2011.576881
BibTeX citation key: Murray2011a
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Categories: General
Keywords: "X-Men", Gender, Superheld, USA
Creators: Murray
Collection: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
Abstract
This article explores the depiction of the Marvel Comics’ villain and shapeshifter, Mystique, over her 30 years plus career. The article is devoted to a feminist perspective of Mystique’s representation as a ‘monstrous’ mother who subverts patriarchal authority; the portrayal of her ‘unspoken’ lesbian relationship with her lover, Destiny; and her depiction as the ‘bad’ feminist in opposition to the ‘good’ feminist, Ms Marvel. As a female; lesbian; mutant; and villain, she is alluring, openly sexual, and enigmatic, inciting ambivalence. As a figure without an origin story she is unknown and is continually trying to be ‘fixed’ by writers and readers alike. As a shapeshifter Mystique evokes ideas of flow, grotesqueness, abjection, and otherness – the classic marginalized female/feminine other.
  
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