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Benedict Wong as Wong

Diversity Aboveground: Marvel’s Diversity Improving?

Diversity Aboveground: Marvel’s Diversity Improving?

Marvel Studios has taken a lot of criticism that seems to increase with every year. It’s 2016 and still no Black Widow solo film. Doctor Strange, despite the box office numbers, did have boycotts. Black Panther is still 16 months away. Captain Marvel won’t premiere until over a year after that. Characters in the LGBTQUIA+

Pearl Mackie

Diversity Aboveground: TV Winners & Losers 2016

It’s that time of year again to reflect on what television gave us this season and whether next season will be better in TV Winners & Losers 2016. Winners: Literary Fans Assuming they’re willing to put down their latest novel, book lovers will have more than usual to choose from on television. ABC will have

The Protagonist

Diversity Aboveground; Black Widow: Forever Red

In the last few years, Marvel has published several books written for the Young Adult market. The latest release is Black Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl. With the popularity of Black Widow and the way she’s been turned into a rallying cry for how female superheroes are treated, how is her portrayal? Does it

Amy Schumer

Diversity Aboveground: Ant-Man’s Racist Trainwreck?

Two very different films came out last weekend: Trainwreck and Ant-Man. How did both handle diversity? Was there a winner? Trainwreck Trainwreck is the first film directed by Judd Apatow where he wasn’t involved in the writing. Since his film directing debut, Apatow has been known for films about men who tend to be immature

Ghostbusters with Ecto-1

Diversity Aboveground: Bad-ass Female Scientists Needed!

In the United States of America, only 25% of STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) workers are female. Across the pond in the United Kingdom, it’s even worse at 13%. In the African country of Guinea, only 5.8% of its science researchers are female. Many theories have been published about the lack of female scientists but

Natasha Romanov in lingerie

Diversity Aboveground: Slut-Shaming

In 2014, electro-monk posted on Tumblr that, “Petition for all the Marvel actors to agree that whenever Scarlett gets a blatantly sexist question one of the Chrises just takes it instead.” Mark Ruffalo Reblogged this post adding, “You have my signature.” It was a hopeful time but then, 2015 came along and the Avengers: Age

‘Spider-Man’ & ‘Captain Marvel’ Were Suppose To Appear in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

All throughout production on the smash-hit Avengers: Age of Ultron we had heard rumblings that Carol Danvers was suppose to appear on Captain America’s “New Avengers” team at the end of the film. Ultimately right before the premiere Marvel Head Kevin Feige admitted that she appeared in earlier drafts of the film but was cut

Dr. Doom and Scarlet Witch

Diversity Aboveground: The Romani and the Twins

The Romani may be the most widely discriminated against ethnic group on this planet. In fact, the hatred and persecution of the Romani is so intense that like the Jews, they require a special word… Antiziganism. Romani were slaves in Romania for over 500 years. In Norway, the Romani were forcibly sterilized on a regular

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