Longing for female superheroines? Who show little girls that women are capable of saving the world and themselves? And tell them they are strong and they can do what they want in life, even being a superheroine if they want to be.
I guess the most famous heroine and the oldest one is Wonder Woman, who lived through different stages of feminist changes from her debut in ’41 as an Amazone princess to ending up as a well-trained fighter for the Justice league in 2008. I hope the recent documentary from filmmaker Kristy Geuvara-Falanagan: Wonder Women! -The Untold Story of American Superheroines will also be aired in the Netherlands or will at least be available on DVD. The documentary chronicles Wonder Woman’s unique history; her resurrection during the women’s movement of the 60s & 70s; and the ultimate tragic fate of other super heroines.
‘Men are taught to apologize for their weaknesses, women for their strengths.’ ~Lois Wyse
‘Women are not the weak, frail little flowers that they are advertised. There has never been anything invented yet, including war, that a man would enter into, that a woman wouldn’t, too.’ ~Will Rogers