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Women in Refrigerators

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Women in Refrigerators is a site by Gail Simone, created in March 1999, that attempts to list super-heroines who have been "either de-powered, raped, or cut up and stuck in the refrigerator" in an effort to illustrate that female superheroes are disproportionately likely to be brutalized in comic books. It also spawned the infamous Women In Refrigerators meme, which has sparked a number of controversies regarding the subject. You can find it here.

Women in Refrigerators provides examples of the following tropes:
  • Double Standard: The site's thesis is that there is a Double Standard against superheroines: women with superpowers are disproportionately subjected to death or "life-derailing tragedies".
  • Stuffed Into the Fridge: The original site focused on just the treatment of women in comics but over time, other sources have added men to the list, creating the blanket term "Stuffed in The Fridge" to cover more ground.

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