January 30, 2012
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My point here is more that DC had the chance, with the reboot, to empty the fridge completely and throw it away. No woman’s death or rape or depowering or what have you was set in stone. All of their female characters could, theoretically, have been back in play.

Instead, they padlocked the fridge shut, threw it down the basement stairs, and pretended it no longer existed.

Women in Refrigerators will be relevant as long as women are disproportionately killed in comics – and as long as they’re disproportionately left dead and forgotten. After an outcry sprang up over the lack of female creators involved in the DCnU, DC top brass took to their official blog to assure female readers that they were committed to listening to those readers and improving on their ability to reflect the diversity of the real world. Defrosting some of the beloved characters they’ve got languishing in that too-big fridge of theirs[8] would be a major step towards realizing those goals.

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— From Defrosting the DCnU (or not) by Jess Plummer

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