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Women in Refrigerators

Gail Simone created the website “Women in Refrigerators” in 1999 to list examples of the superhero comic-book trope whereby female characters are injured, raped, killed, or depowered (called fridging) in order to move a male character’s story arc forward. The website’s contributors seek to analyze why these plot devices are used disproportionately on female characters.

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Eteri Chkadua

Eteri’s portraits of female alter-egos blend traditional Georgian techniques with contemporary imagery. Using rich and intense color palettes, Eteri depicts women in peculiar and often surreal surroundings, paying keen attention to their facial expressions and body language.

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