The Problem with Female Superheroes – Scientific American

Posted: December 4, 2015 in Health and Fitness, psychology
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“while the roles for women in superhero movies have evolved from the helpless, easy mark to the commanding, mighty protector, the central appeal of these characters as sexual goddesses is the same.  As a consequence, the superheroines, like their victim counterparts, are undermining rather than improving women’s perceptions of their own bodies and physical competence.  And they are doing nothing to improve beliefs about women’s roles in society.” (Excerpt)


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