Women in Refrigerators

Website analyzing comic book trope of female injury or death / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Women in Refrigerators (or WiR) is a website created in 1999[1] by a group of feminist comic-book fans that lists examples of the superhero comic-book trope whereby female characters are injured, raped, killed, or depowered (an event colloquially known as fridging), sometimes to stimulate "protective" traits, and often as a plot device intended to move a male character's story arc forward, and seeks to analyze why these plot devices are used disproportionately on female characters.

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Women in Refrigerators
Type of site
Comic book
Available inEnglish
OwnerGail Simone
Created byDaniel Merlin Goodbrey
Rob Harris
Gail Simone
Beau Yarbrough
John Bartol
LaunchedMarch 1999
Current statusOnline