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BELOW: Carol Danvers makes her strong Feminist sensibilities known: Feminism was a major theme in the first volume of Ms. Marvel comics. When hiring her as the new editor for Woman magazine, J. Jonah Jameson's disinterest in Feminism was clear. After agreeing on her salary, Ms. Marvel lays down a few rules which signify her Feminist ideas. She insists on being called "Ms. Carol Danvers." (Jameson had called her "Miss Danvers.") She also tells Jameson "forget it" when it comes to his suggestion of an editorial focus on diets and recipes.

Carol Danvers makes her strong Feminist sensibilities known

Source: Ms. Marvel (vol. 1) #1 (Jan. 1977): "This Woman, This Warrior!", pg. 5, panel 3, 6. Written by Gerry Conway, Carla Conway. Art by John Buscema, Joe Sinnott, Dave Hunt. See also: Feminist; J. Jonah Jameson; Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers)

BELOW: Donna makes strong feminist statements, which her friends Lori and Carol find unrealistic, saying this isn't about "women's rights": Donna is the most overtly religious character in the group of zombie apocalypse survivors that that Rick Grimes joins up with. In various instances she exhibits strong Christian beliefs. She also appears to hold strong feminist beliefs, as exhibited in a scene where she and two other women from camp head to the creek to do laundry. Note also in this scene that Donna's stand against vulgar and profane language seems to be inconsistent, as she uses both vulgar and profane language here, despite condemning it and avoiding it elsewhere.

Donna makes strong feminist statements, which her friends Lori and Carol find unrealistic, saying this isn't about women's rights

Carol: I can't wait to see how these things smell with the new detergent Glenn got from the city!

Lori: That stuff Dale had in the RV just wasn't working. It made the clothes smell better... But not by much.

Donna: Jesus Christ, will you two listen to yourself?! You're excited about trying out a new detergent?! This is such bulsh--.

Lori: Damn, Donna. We're not throwing a party. I'm just looking forward to the possibility of clean smelling clothes. That's be a welcome change at this point.

Donna: I just don't understand why we're the ones doing laundry while they go off and hunt. When things get back to normal I wonder if we'll still be allowed to vote.

Lori: Are you serious? I don't know about you but I can't shoot a gun... I've never even tried. To be honest... I wouldn't trust any of those guys to wash my clothes. Rick couldn't do with with a washing machine... He'd be lost out here. This isn't about women's rights... It's about being realistic and doing what needs to be done.

Donna: Whatever.

Source: The Walking Dead #3 (Dec. 2003): "Days Gone Bye, Part 3", pg. 11, panels 1-6. Written by Robert Kirkman. Art by Tony Moore. See also: vulgar language; invoking deity; Feminist; Lori Grimes; Donna

BELOW: J. Jonah Jameson's disinterest in Feminism is made clear: When J. Jonah Jameson hired Carol Danvers (secretly Ms. Marvel) to be the new editor for Woman magazine, his disinterest in contemporary Feminism is obvious. He says "yecch" to topics the magazine has tackled lately, such as "Women's Lib," an interview with famed LGBT Feminist activist Kate Millett, and careers for women. Jameson thinks a woman's magazine should focus more on "useful" topics such as diets, fashion, and recipes - topics he regards as the proper traditional concerns for women.

J. Jonah Jameson's disinterest in Feminism is made clear

Source: Ms. Marvel (vol. 1) #1 (Jan. 1977): "This Woman, This Warrior!", pg. 5, panels 2-3. Written by Gerry Conway, Carla Conway. Art by John Buscema, Joe Sinnott, Dave Hunt. See also: Feminist; J. Jonah Jameson; Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers)