Joined: 09 Feb 2007
|Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:27 am Post subject: Helpless Women + Heroic Girls = Fantastic Feminists ?
|http://www.womenyoushouldknow.net/women-try-to-pose-like-female-comic-book-heroes/ ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmvAWb26W1s ...
Dear Marianne - I wondered what you might think of " Heroic Girls " - I make no other comment ... yet ...
Finding girl power among the 'boy toys' - By Tim Swift, BBC News, Washington
" ... Anyone searching for female action figures often find themselves out of luck, even as films have more female characters ... "It's a trickledown effect. It is going take a while for this kind of thing to invade the culture," say Deborah Best, a psychologist who studies gender roles and young children ... at Wake Forest University in North Carolina ... applauds filmmakers for telling stories that empower female characters, but believes the merchandisers, with tighter bottom lines to manage, might not be as bold ... John Marcotte of California runs the Heroic Girls blog, inspired by his daughters' trips to the local Target toy section ... The blog has been posting news about these merchandise-challenged female characters for a few years now, but Marcotte says he's seeing progress since he started the blog ... Now Star Wars may have the opposite problem of those unsold 1980s Leia dolls. Customers can't get enough of women's Star Wars gear: what once was nonexistent or unwanted is now sold out ... "
Feminist Man You Should Know : John Marcotte, Founder Of Heroic Girls
" ... we had the great fortune to meet a man named John Marcotte. Let’s just say he had us at, “Nothing makes you a more active feminist than having two little girls and wanting them to have the type of limitless opportunities they deserve.” From that day forward he has been our unwavering supporter, our go-to comics expert, our comic relief, and an invaluable guest contributor to Women You Should Know ... John’s newest and most impressive title is “Founder,” which comes with the launch of Heroic Girls, his awesome, new, girl empowerment organization that made its online debut earlier this month. Dedicated to empowering girls by advocating for strong role models in alternative media – particularly comics, we could not be more excited about John’s latest venture ... "
http://www.heroicgirls.com/ ... http://www.heroicgirls.com/heroic-girls-recommend/ ... http://www.heroicgirls.com/page/5/