Day 61: Heroes for Indy

Day 61: Heroes for Indy

Day 61: Heroes for Indy

Sunday, 2 March 2014

You should’ve seen Indy’s eyes light up when I first showed her the Wonder Woman cartoons. It captured her imagination completely. Sure, there are plenty of other female protagonists for her to get behind like Princess Bubblegum and Princess Aurora and Princess Merida and Princess Rapunzel and Princess Elsa and Princess Tiana and Princess Jasmine… but they don’t kick arse and take names like Wonder Woman does. She’s not constantly on a search for the perfect prince – she’s just out there righting the wrongs of the world with her fists.

She {{{l-o-v-e-s}}} Wonder Woman in the way that I once loved Batman and Bruce Lee, except she doesn’t have anywhere near the choice. She calls herself Diana while playing make-believe without realising it’s already part of her name. She may even think it’s an option for her when she grows up. And that’s fine for me, because it means she’s developing a sense of empowerment rather than being programmed to be dependent.

My problem is that I can’t think of any other strong female protagonists to feed her enthusiasm. Kathryn Janeway? Ellen Ripley? Daenerys Targaryen? She’s already getting pretty excited about watching Maleficent. Anyone kid-friendly?

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