Sooo...I do have a daughter, a very strong-willed one at that, and I'm glad that she's growing up in a time that she can dress in superhero clothes without searching too hard for them, major in aerospace engineering, or be a scientist of some sort, all without causing so much as an odd look from anyone.
Lynda Carter posted the image below on her Facebook page. I think at this point in time it's important to be level headed and clever about how we approach gender equality and sexism. I am proud of what the women before us accomplished, but they left out crucial groups of women (mothers) in the hope of being seen as equals to men. If they had fought for every type of woman there is no doubt in my mind that we would have supported childcare and paid maternal and paternal leave today. We are one of the only advanced countries that do not have these things-and I think it should be an embarrassment to everyone. In this day and age it's time to fight for everyone-not just those who are similar to us-but those we know are at a disadvantage in some way-it will be remembered.
Target has come out with a new line of girl superhero figures, costumes, and accessories. I saw them yesterday and was super impressed. The figures are cute and sturdy, and it looks like they actually took the time to make them rival Barbie.
Barbie also came out with a spy line. All the girls are wearing some kind of skirt. I guess at least they are trying, but come on Barbie-you don't have to be a femme fatale to sneak your way into a secret meeting. Glitter anyone?