Marvel’s Thor and the Appropriation of a Cultural Heritage

On March 11, 2015, I published a guest post on the comic book site Panels.

Marvel’s Thor and the Appropriation of a Cultural Heritage

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In the fifth issue of the gender-swapped version of the Marvel comic Thor, Marvel responds to critics of the god of thunder now being a woman by having Thor punch a man who ridicules her for being a woman. In spite of this, the debate on Marvel’s decision to turn Thor into a woman will likely continue. Personally, I’m still not sure…

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In the words of my friend, the Australian, I shall return.