- Eveyone else: Oh. Thunder.
- People on Tumblr: OMG THOR!
While I on vacation this week I have a series of guest posts from readers, bloggers and other writers. This guest post is by Josie Campbell whose name you may recognize from her work writing news at Comic Book Resources. Josie is writing on the importance of Wonder Woman. It’s a terrific essay and I ask that you read the whole thing. Her thoughts follow,
Of all the superheroes in all the world there is only one, in my eyes, who has fundamentally changed our culture as a whole — and it ain’t Superman, Batman, Spider-Man or any of the other superlative-Men who get trotted out in that capacity.
That superhero is Wonder Woman.
I hope you have been enjoying the guest posts this week while I am on vacation. Today’s post is by Pamela Bodziock who did a wonderful guest post last year about how she brought superhero comics into the library where she serves as a Teen Services Librarian. In this post she discusses why some many female superheroes are distaff versions of iconic male heroes. Her thoughts follow.
If you spend any time on the internet at all, you’ve seen this:
And — particularly if you’re a regular reader of this site — you’ve probably seen this, too:
I love these pictures. I particularly like the Wonder Woman response — because, like Wonder Woman herself, it reminds that girls, too, can be heroes. Being a girl myself, I find that sort of message inspiring, even if it’s just coming from a little internet meme. That doesn’t matter. It’s still a good message.
There’s just one little problem.
I don’t want to be Wonder Woman. I want to be Batman.
“This isn’t your typical love story…” opens the trailer for a movie about a white, heterosexual, cisgender, able-bodied, middle class, and likely loosely Christian couple who find each other through serendipity and a very small amount of actual work.
I need feminism because why should I have to pay the same tax on these?