I found this community by searching for LJ comms about the Avengers, as Marvel comics are my new thing, and I especially love the Avengers.

It can be really weird being a feminist super hero comic fan, when even today the super heroines often get the short end of the stick. It really makes me wish there were more women writing at Marvel and DC.

So my question is this: what are your thoughts on female empowerment and comics?

I could probably go on forever about the things I am and am not happy with, but I'd like to hear other opinions. ;-)

Motivational Quotes, Joke of the Day

Motivational Quotes

All appears to change when we change.
Henri-Frédéric Amiel

We read frequently if unknowingly, in quest of a mind more original than our own.
Harold Bloom (1930 - )

When a deep injury is done to us, we never recover until we forgive.
Alan Paton (1903 - 1988)

Joke of the Day

A Rabbi, a Minister and a Wiccan Priestess…

A rabbi, a Unitarian Universalist minister, and a Wiccan priestess decided to go on a fishing trip together. They went down to their local lake, rented a boat, and went out on to the lake for a day of fishing.

As the afternoon approached, the trio got hungry—and realized that they left their lunches on the shore of the lake.

The minister got out of the boat, walked across the lake, got his lunch, walked back, and sat down to eat his lunch.

"You should have gotten all of our lunches!" scolded the priestess. She then got up, walked across the lake, picked up her lunch as well as the rabbi's, walked back across the lake, and sat down, handing the rabbi his afternoon meal.

The rabbi at this point is almost out of his mind, his eyes wide with shock. He manages to sputter, "Wha... what... how did you...?"

The minister grins at the priestess, nudges her, and asks "Do you think we should tell him about the rocks?"

The priestess looks at the minister, raises an eyebrow, and replies "What rocks?"

Daily Prayer of the Day - For all Religions

Make Me Strong in Spirit</u>

Make me strong in spirit,
Courageous in action,
Gentle of heart,

Let me act in wisdom,
Conquer my fear and doubt,
Discover my own hidden gifts,

Meet others with compassion,
Be a source of healing energies,
And face each day with hope and joy.

Abby Willowroot | Source: Reprinted with permission from © Abby Willowroot 2000

Daily Quizz -

are you a vampire or a krythiran

you are a vampire a ruthless blood sucker of the night you will do anything to fix your crav even if it means turning on your own kind so now join me in the dark alley ways ( raven)
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Daily Brain Teaser - Murder in the Desert

Murder in the Desert

This is a story about three people (A, B & C) crossing a desert. A hated C and decided to kill him - he poisoned the water in his sack (only C had water). B also wanted to kill C (not knowing that the water of C had been already poisoned) and so B made a hole into the sack of C and the water spilt out. A few days later C died of thirst.

Who was the murderer - A or B?
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Welcome One and All!

Welcome to Encouraging and Empowering Womens community! Due to some enlightening articles that I have read on having community code of conduct - and I write more about it on my site Reichelle I am inclined to at least have a common sense of respect and a light code of conduct here as well. Nothing strict just some guidelines to follow!

1) Be Honest and Fair
2) Minimize Harm
3) Be Accountable
4) Be Respectable to Each Person Here

We are all here to have fun and enjoy ourselves, please dont be a nasty troll and take that fun away from us as we post quizzes, encouraging words, daily tips and so on for women who struggle in every day life with enough stress as it is! ^_^ Please respect our community! ^_^
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