Back on the topic of the historical role of women in comics:
here's a particularly tasty jewel from the golden age. Again, that Moore essay I posted a few days ago is well worth reading. I'm beginning to become interested in Japan's manga industry, to see how they get along with gender equality. There's an incredible variety of genre in manga, but that also includes the reams of porn--at least some of which is violent to the point of absurdity--that are produced every month. More on this at 11.