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Murray, Ross: "The feminine mystique. Feminism, sexuality, motherhood." In: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 2 (2011), S. 55–66. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Languages: englisch
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1080/21504857.2011.576881
BibTeX citation key: Murray2011a
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Keywords: "X-Men", Gender, Superheld, USA
Creators: Murray
Collection: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
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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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