This dude owes me a shitload of comix.
Wertham also claimed that Wonder Woman's strength and independence made her a lesbian.) Citing one of Wertham's arguments, that 95% of children in reform school read comics proves that comics cause juvenile delinquency.
and 95% of lesbians were enthralled by Wonder Woman comics.
You know, it's strange that so many people were taken in by the arguments against comic books. My father, in every respect, was unconventional, an activist, an atheist, against discrimination and bigotry of all kinds, a charismatic fighter for human rights: but he sure had a hate-on for comic books. Too bad he died (at 43) before I had a chance to ask him why.
I'll have to ask my mother if they ever talked about it. We all read books all the time anyway, as well as comics. My mom is 88 and sometimes remembers interesting things.