The Complete Hothead Paisan has ratings and 41 reviews. Elizabeth said: The Complete Collection combines Hothead Paisan and Revenge of Hothead. Hothead Paisan: Homicidal Lesbian Terrorist, The Revenge of Hothead Paisan: Homicidal Lesbian Terrorist, Chicken Rules, and The Complete Hothead. The main character, Hothead Paisan, spent a lot of time pissed off at the world, nursing crushes on Madonna and Joan Jett, or looking for love.

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Amazon Bookstore no, not that Amazon, this was before the giant corporate website was a huge influence on me. In short, it was a pretty radical time to be a young queer. Paisah dedication breaks my heart a little bit, and I don’t think you can summarise DiMassa’s authorial intention more simply and powerfully than that.

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This comic repeatedly reiterates that Hothead was born in DiMassa’s personal journals and is meant to be a metaphor for DiMassa’s and other womyn’s feminist frustrations: This book is dedicated “to all the women who are not afraid and to all the women who are”. At the same time, a lot of the things which anger her are incredibly righteous: Published March 18th by Cleis Press first published Jan 01, yengyeng rated it it was amazing Shelves: It would have resonated much more with something me than current me.

It started out with, “We knew you were such a supporter of the transgender community b Now, don’t get me wrong, there are things I like d about Hothead Paisan, but I just can’t forgive Diane DiMassa’a transphobia: I was laughing my ass off a lot of the time, and contrary to probably some people’s belief, I found a lot in common with Hothead’s hatred for biological men and patriarchal society.

The real book is about seeing the things that are happening and still finding peace and love. I’ve heard hothhead rude comments about my having two daughters, everything from “what did you do wrong? On the bright side, a lot of the supporting characters were balanced. Jan 11, Jenny Gonzalez- Blitz rated it really liked it Shelves: Which made me hotheas pretty chuffed, as a Minnesotan.


I came out in in Minneapolis, an earnest young bi-dyke feminist, with the requisite shaved head and combat boots did I mention it was the 90s?

hothfad Animal had discovered the comic in a bookstore while she was a frustrated theater student in Chicago. The main character, Hothead Paisan, spent a lot of time pissed off at the world, nursing crushes on Madonna and Joan Jett, or looking for love, once finding it in a shaggy-haired character named Daphne whose gender was never specified. I have no idea.

Quite cathartic in many ways, and fun to read.

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Not everyone’s cup of tea, but I enjoyed it. Lists with This Book. This is not for the faint hearted.

paissan May 10, Sarah Stanfield rated it it was amazing. Knowing this, I respect it, being as she is a feminist queer female writer, especially one writing in the early 90s. I like a good satire as much as the next person but this was just bad satire.

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That I missed reading this when I was younger is a pity. It will have you in stitches but beware, you just might want hotnead go out and take a cricket bat to some bloke’s pickup truck after reading this! I had mixed feelings about this comic, but it definitely sparked a morbid fascination in me.

I read it after school and I don’t remember much other than vivid, dirty linework and a sense that it was important fiction. Four stars if I place it within its historical context, three if I’m rating how engaged I was while reading. She expresses the rage women pasan women-lovers feel from rampant misogyny. There’s some attempt to provide a counterbalance to Hothead’s anger in the character of Roz, a blind New-Ager who tries to reason with Hothead and show her other ways to approach things, but frankly, I found her to often be sanctimonious, even when I paisqn agreeing with her, and at times she even came across as a bit manipulative.


A lot of them a pretty hothezd. Refresh and try again. This is fantastically deranged. It is sometimes difficult for me to laugh, though, because most people who don’t know that I’m trans think I AM a biological male and have the same hatred for me.

Though it may also be trackmarks. I’ve gotta say I need a copy to show to people in my library at home.

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There’s a theme of people suggesting Hothead needs therapy throughout, and she always starts to give in to the baths, the tea, the suggestions to see a counselorbut then somewhere in it she realizes duh!

Try Hothead’s famous game of changing the telly channel whenever something that is offensive about or degardes women comes on and see how long you last. Read it in college, fresh out of my dinky little hometown where “Wouldn’t you rather be a nice nurse or a pretty teacher? It started out with, “We knew you were such a supporter of the transgender community because you drew [the ambiguously gendered Hothead character] Daphne, and how could you let this happen?

The fact that only FTM’s were really represented openly is recreating an unfortunate tendency in feminist and queer literature. Jul 17, Edmund Davis-Quinn rated it really liked it.