Who Saves the Day?
By Yas Necati
Is it a courageous woman? Is it a witty young girl? All I see are male, pale-skinned, heterosexual lover-boys. And with the exception of Green Lantern (the first headlining hero to be pronounced gay), all recent heroes of the screen seem to fit the cliché. Enter Thor, Captain America, Spiderman, Batman and Iron-man, the heroes of the stereotypical ideal.
Yes, here, in the 21st century(!?) there is not one decent female protagonist of the superhero scene. Why don’t we just go ahead and pat stereotypes more ancient than the Jurassic period on the back? Men being stronger and more capable than women? Get real! This is supposed to be a time of revolution. Can a woman never save the day?