Thinking about the new Wonder Woman…
I still feel like the representations of male super heroes are the fantasy projections of characters (many) guys want to BE while the representations of female super heroes are (often made my guys) and are the fantasy representations of who they want to DO.
Girls want heroes too! Girls like/identify with guy heroes! Guys can have female heroes (heroines) they want to emulate that doesn’t automatically emasculate them by virtue of identifying with a female!
In my case, I wouldn’t mind both (a little identification and a little objectification). Time to mix it up a bit more!!!
Check out the new Bat Girl: