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* SocietyMarchesOn: The character list includes one of the first transgenders in superhero comics: "[[ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes Shvaughn Erin]] (turned into a man)". These days that listing would lead to accusations of transphobia.

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* SocietyMarchesOn: The character list includes one of the first transgenders transgender people in superhero comics: "[[ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes Shvaughn Erin]] (turned into a man)". These days that listing would lead to accusations of transphobia.


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* StuffedIntoTheFridge: The original site focused on just the treatment of women in comics but over time, other sources have added men to the list (particularly gay men), creating the blanket term "Stuffed In The Fridge" to cover more ground. It is based on a notorious incident early in Kyle Rayner's period as main Franchise/GreenLantern, when his {{Muggle}} girlfriend (''not'' a heroine) was murdered, and her corpse literally left in their refrigerator by a villain to torment him. (According to WordOfGod, the comic was '''not''' intended to suggest that she'd been dismembered, although the art left some readers with that impression.)
* UnbuiltTrope: This site started the debate about StuffedIntoTheFridge, but it did not yet provide a workable definition. The list is a disparate enumeration on the general theme of "bad things that happened to female characters" and mixes what would later be termed "fridging" in a strict sense with heroic deaths of major characters (e. g. the Silver Age ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' during ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''), flashback stories about characters already dead (Bruce Banner's mother), temporary de-powerings and various comparatively minor changes.

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* StuffedIntoTheFridge: The original site focused on just the treatment of women in comics but over time, other sources have added men to the list (particularly gay men), creating the blanket term "Stuffed In The Fridge" to cover more ground. It is based on a notorious incident early in Kyle Rayner's period as main Franchise/GreenLantern, when his {{Muggle}} girlfriend (''not'' a heroine) was murdered, and her corpse literally left in their refrigerator by a villain to torment him. (According to WordOfGod, Word Of God, the comic was '''not''' intended to suggest that she'd been dismembered, although the art left some readers with that impression.)
* UnbuiltTrope: This site started the debate about StuffedIntoTheFridge, but it did not yet provide a workable definition. The list is a disparate enumeration on the general theme of "bad things that happened to female characters" and mixes what would later be termed "fridging" in a strict sense with heroic deaths of major characters (e. g. the Silver Age ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' during ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''), flashback stories about characters already dead (Bruce Banner's mother), temporary de-powerings and various comparatively minor changes.



!! ''Women In Refrigerators'' is the {{Trope Namer|s}} for:
* StuffedIntoTheFridge



* StuffedIntoTheFridge: The original site focused on just the treatment of women in comics but over time, other sources have added men to the list (particularly gay men), creating the blanket term "StuffedInTheFridge" to cover more ground. The [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]] is based on a notorious incident early in Kyle Rayner's period as main Franchise/GreenLantern, when his {{Muggle}} girlfriend (''not'' a heroine) was murdered, and her corpse literally left in their refrigerator by a villain to torment him. (According to WordOfGod, the comic was '''not''' intended to suggest that she'd been dismembered, although the art left some readers with that impression.)

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* StuffedIntoTheFridge: The original site focused on just the treatment of women in comics but over time, other sources have added men to the list (particularly gay men), creating the blanket term "StuffedInTheFridge" "Stuffed In The Fridge" to cover more ground. The [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]] It is based on a notorious incident early in Kyle Rayner's period as main Franchise/GreenLantern, when his {{Muggle}} girlfriend (''not'' a heroine) was murdered, and her corpse literally left in their refrigerator by a villain to torment him. (According to WordOfGod, the comic was '''not''' intended to suggest that she'd been dismembered, although the art left some readers with that impression.)





* SocietyMarchesOn: The character list includes one of the first transsexuals in superhero comics: "[[ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes Shvaughn Erin]] (turned into a man)". These days that listing would lead to accusations of transphobia.

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* SocietyMarchesOn: The character list includes one of the first transsexuals transgenders in superhero comics: "[[ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes Shvaughn Erin]] (turned into a man)". These days that listing would lead to accusations of transphobia.


''[[http://lby3.com/wir/ Women in Refrigerators]]'' is a site by Creator/GailSimone, created in March 1999, to list super-heroines who have been "either de-powered, raped, or cut up and stuck in the refrigerator" in an effort to illustrate that female superheroes are disproportionately likely to be brutalized in comic books, usually to further the character arc of male super heroes. It also spawned the infamous Women In Refrigerators meme, which has sparked a number of controversies regarding the subject.

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''[[http://lby3.com/wir/ Women in Refrigerators]]'' is a site by comic book writer Creator/GailSimone, created in March 1999, to list super-heroines who have been "either de-powered, raped, or cut up and stuck in the refrigerator" in an effort to illustrate that female superheroes are disproportionately likely to be brutalized in comic books, usually to further the character arc of male super heroes. It also spawned the infamous Women In Refrigerators meme, which has sparked a number of controversies regarding the subject.


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[[caption-width-right:275:[[TropeNamers The scene that started it all--and has been on the site's front page from the beginning.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:275:[[TropeNamers The scene that started it all--and has been on the site's front page from the beginning.]]]]
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'''''[[http://lby3.com/wir/ Women in Refrigerators]]''''' is a site by Creator/GailSimone, created in March 1999, to list super-heroines who have been "either de-powered, raped, or cut up and stuck in the refrigerator" in an effort to illustrate that female superheroes are disproportionately likely to be brutalized in comic books, usually to further the character arc of male super heroes. It also spawned the infamous Women In Refrigerators meme, which has sparked a number of controversies regarding the subject.

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'''''[[http://lby3.''[[http://lby3.com/wir/ Women in Refrigerators]]''''' Refrigerators]]'' is a site by Creator/GailSimone, created in March 1999, to list super-heroines who have been "either de-powered, raped, or cut up and stuck in the refrigerator" in an effort to illustrate that female superheroes are disproportionately likely to be brutalized in comic books, usually to further the character arc of male super heroes. It also spawned the infamous Women In Refrigerators meme, which has sparked a number of controversies regarding the subject.


* UnbuiltTrope: This site started the debate about StuffedIntoTheFridge, but it did not yet provide a workable definition. The list is a disparate enumeration on the general theme of "bad things that happened to female characters" and mixes what would later be termed "fridging" in a strict sense with heroic deaths of major characters (e. g. the Silver Age Supergirl during ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''), flashback stories about characters already dead (Bruce Banner's mother), temporary de-powerings and various comparatively minor changes.

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* UnbuiltTrope: This site started the debate about StuffedIntoTheFridge, but it did not yet provide a workable definition. The list is a disparate enumeration on the general theme of "bad things that happened to female characters" and mixes what would later be termed "fridging" in a strict sense with heroic deaths of major characters (e. g. the Silver Age Supergirl ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' during ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''), flashback stories about characters already dead (Bruce Banner's mother), temporary de-powerings and various comparatively minor changes.

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* UnbuiltTrope: This site started the debate about StuffedIntoTheFridge, but it did not yet provide a workable definition. The list is a disparate enumeration on the general theme of "bad things that happened to female characters" and mixes what would later be termed "fridging" in a strict sense with heroic deaths of major characters (e. g. the Silver Age Supergirl during ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''), flashback stories about characters already dead (Bruce Banner's mother), temporary de-powerings and various comparatively minor changes.


* SocietyMarchesOn: The character list includes one of the first transsexuals in superhero comics: "[[ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes Shvaughn Erin]] (turned into a man)". These days that listing would lead to charges of transphobia.

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* SocietyMarchesOn: The character list includes one of the first transsexuals in superhero comics: "[[ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes Shvaughn Erin]] (turned into a man)". These days that listing would lead to charges accusations of transphobia.


* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: The original criteria of "de-powered, raped, or cut up and stuck in the refrigerator" are this, especially de-powerings rarely are more than merely temporary and can serve to demonstrate that the de-powered character [[BadassNormal is good enough to succeed even without superpowers]], as classically demonstrated by Storm of the X-Men. Some of the site's [[http://lby3.com/wir/women.html character list]] entries take this further by including things like "ceded name to a male superhero", "developed benign breast tumor", "[[CloningBlues revealed to be]] [[ClonesArePeopleToo a clone]], reverted to a more primal Atlantean form", and "needs major therapy" (what superhero doesn't?).
* DisposableWoman: The site's character list does not include just superheroines, but also supporting characters who were hurt or killed in the course of superhero stories. It also includes some characters who were not actually killed, but [[RetCon retconned out of existence]] and one -- [[ComicBook/DoomPatrol Elastigirl]] -- for being the only member of a killed-off group of superheroes who at the time (1999-2000) had not yet been brought back from the dead.

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: The original criteria of "de-powered, raped, or cut up and stuck in the refrigerator" are this, especially as de-powerings rarely are more than merely temporary and can serve to demonstrate that the de-powered character [[BadassNormal is good enough to succeed even without superpowers]], as classically demonstrated by Storm of the X-Men. Some of the site's [[http://lby3.com/wir/women.html character list]] entries take this further by including things like "ceded name to a male superhero", "developed benign breast tumor", "[[CloningBlues revealed to be]] [[ClonesArePeopleToo a clone]], reverted to a more primal Atlantean form", and "needs major therapy" (what superhero doesn't?).
* DisposableWoman: The site's character list does not include just superheroines, but also supporting characters who were hurt or killed in the course of superhero stories. It also includes some characters who were not actually killed, but [[RetCon retconned out of existence]] and one -- [[ComicBook/DoomPatrol Elastigirl]] -- for being the only member of a [[EverybodyDies killed-off group of superheroes superheroes]] who at the time (1999-2000) had not yet been brought back from the dead.


* DisposableWoman: The site's character list does not include just superheroines, but also supporting characters who were hurt or killed in the course of superhero stories. It also includes some characters who were not actually killed, but [[RetCon retconned out of existence]] and one -- Elastigirl -- for being the only member of a killed-off group of superheroes who at the time (1999-2000) had not yet been brought back from the dead.

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* DisposableWoman: The site's character list does not include just superheroines, but also supporting characters who were hurt or killed in the course of superhero stories. It also includes some characters who were not actually killed, but [[RetCon retconned out of existence]] and one -- Elastigirl [[ComicBook/DoomPatrol Elastigirl]] -- for being the only member of a killed-off group of superheroes who at the time (1999-2000) had not yet been brought back from the dead.


* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: The original criteria of "de-powered, raped, or cut up and stuck in the refrigerator" are this, especially de-powerings rarely are more than merely temporary and can serve to demonstrate that the de-powered character [[BadassNormal is good enough to succeed even without superpowers]], as classically demonstrated by Storm of the X-Men. Some of the site's [[http://lby3.com/wir/women.html character list]] entries take this further by including things like "ceded name to a male superhero", "developed benign breast tumor", "[[CloningBlues revealed to be]] [[ClonesArePeopleToo a clone]], reverted to a more primal Atlantean form", and "just plain messed up".

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: The original criteria of "de-powered, raped, or cut up and stuck in the refrigerator" are this, especially de-powerings rarely are more than merely temporary and can serve to demonstrate that the de-powered character [[BadassNormal is good enough to succeed even without superpowers]], as classically demonstrated by Storm of the X-Men. Some of the site's [[http://lby3.com/wir/women.html character list]] entries take this further by including things like "ceded name to a male superhero", "developed benign breast tumor", "[[CloningBlues revealed to be]] [[ClonesArePeopleToo a clone]], reverted to a more primal Atlantean form", and "just plain messed up"."needs major therapy" (what superhero doesn't?).



* SocietyMarchesOn: The character list includes one of the first transsexuals in superhero comics: "[[ComicBook/LegionOfSuper-Heroes Shvaughn Erin]] (turned into a man)". These days that listing would lead to charges of transphobia.

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* SocietyMarchesOn: The character list includes one of the first transsexuals in superhero comics: "[[ComicBook/LegionOfSuper-Heroes "[[ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes Shvaughn Erin]] (turned into a man)". These days that listing would lead to charges of transphobia.


* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: The original criteria of "de-powered, raped, or cut up and stuck in the refrigerator" are this, especially de-powerings rarely are more than merely temporary and can serve to demonstrate that the de-powered character [[BadassNormal is good enough to succeed even without superpowers]], as classically demonstrated by Storm of the X-Men. Some of the site's [[http://lby3.com/wir/women.html character list]] entries take this further by including things like "ceded name to a male superhero", "developed benign breast tumor", "revealed to be a clone", and "just plain messed up".

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: The original criteria of "de-powered, raped, or cut up and stuck in the refrigerator" are this, especially de-powerings rarely are more than merely temporary and can serve to demonstrate that the de-powered character [[BadassNormal is good enough to succeed even without superpowers]], as classically demonstrated by Storm of the X-Men. Some of the site's [[http://lby3.com/wir/women.html character list]] entries take this further by including things like "ceded name to a male superhero", "developed benign breast tumor", "revealed "[[CloningBlues revealed to be be]] [[ClonesArePeopleToo a clone", clone]], reverted to a more primal Atlantean form", and "just plain messed up".



* SocietyMarchesOn: The character list includes one of the first transsexuals in superhero comics: "Shvaughn Erin (turned into a man)". These days that listing would lead to charges of transphobia.

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* SocietyMarchesOn: The character list includes one of the first transsexuals in superhero comics: "Shvaughn Erin "[[ComicBook/LegionOfSuper-Heroes Shvaughn Erin]] (turned into a man)". These days that listing would lead to charges of transphobia.


* SocietyMarchesOn: The character list includes one of the first transsexuals in superhero comics: "Shvaughn Erin (turned into a man)". These days that listing SocietyMarchesOn would lead to charges of transphobia.

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* SocietyMarchesOn: The character list includes one of the first transsexuals in superhero comics: "Shvaughn Erin (turned into a man)". These days that listing SocietyMarchesOn would lead to charges of transphobia.

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