Thursday, March 30, 2006

Profile: Carol Ferris

Carol Ferris, aka Star Sapphire (and Predator)
First appearance: Showcase #22, 1959

Current status: continuing in her career as chairwoman of Ferris Aircrafts, LTD.

Was subjected to the following acts of discrimination: although Green Lantern defeated the male conception of her imagination called the Predator, it was not the end – it merged back into her, and at the same time, it also led to her changing back into Star Sapphire completely. Then, in Action Comics Weekly #602 in 1988, she slew Katma Tui, the female member of the GL Corps from Korugar, who’d been married to John Stewart for several years.

What’s wrong with how this was done? It didn’t need to be. And while Carol may have been under control of Predator, who was later revealed to be an alien parasite, this was still a case that reeked in some ways of, well…the stereotype of hostility between women?

At least that’s what it seems like.


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