Comic Book

A Girl in the Fridge

Patrice Forbes

Women in refrigerators; (WiF) A trope that refers to comic book women who have been depowered, raped, mutilated or murdered in order to fuel the stories of men. Eve knows she is destined for the fridge, and we all expect it. Why do we accept it? In a superhero world, an intimate relationship is a death sentence. The only thing Eve doesn’t know is whether the light stays on when the door is shut.

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