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Women Read Comics in Public
The Ink-Stained Amazon reads tales of her favorite female hero, Modesty Blaise.

(Originally posted on Ink-Stained Amazon, August 29, 2010.)

Piggybacking on the International Read Comics in Public Day was Women Read Comics in Public—a photo tumblr created by DC Women Kicking Ass.The site had thisto say about the overwhelming turnout:

What a day! So many women have sent in pictures of them reading comics in public, I am not sure I've gotten all of them. So if you submitted one and haven't seen it email me. I am so pleased so many of you took the time to do this. I was scrolling through and I saw such a wide variety of women who all love comics. It kinda got me verklempt. You all rock, you are all awesome and you are the the force needed to keep pushing to make women respected and paid attention to by the comic industry.

DC Women Kicking Ass rocks too for seeing this as an opportunity to show that women actually do read comics - - a fact that the industry increasingly can no longer refute. My hope though is that this isn't interpreted as "well, women are reading comics so we've done our job" but that efforts are made to reach, and more importantly understand, the diverse tastes of female fans and readers.

Like DCWKA, I couldn't help but be overwhelmed when scrolling through the Women Read Comics in Public tumblr. Seeing so many women, of various ages, from all over the world, reading so many different titles and making a statement, I admit, I got a bit verklempt too.

So what did you read in public yesterday?