The Problem with Female Superheroes

Posted: December 4, 2015 in Uncategorized

From helpless damsel to powerful heroine, but still hypersexualized

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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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