Saturday, September 10, 2011
For this blog post I decided to focus on the idea of super heroes as role models. First I googled "super hero role models". Surprisingly, many of the first few links were about how super heroes where BAD role models for young boys. They said how modern super heros taught boys violence and aggression, focusing specifically on Robert Downey Jr.s portrayal of Iron Man. As I continued searching, I did find many sources that did think super heroes were good role models for children- saying how they supported doing right and justice. I thought both were valid points to make and wondered if women super heroes where supported as role models for young girls. I had a hard time finding information specifically on women super heroes as role models, most of them grouped all superheroes together or else focused specifically on boys. The one good site that did have specific information to do with super heroine role models (http://motherwise.us/PHP-Nuke/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=57), was in general supportive of using super heroines as role models but did state how difficult it was for a young girl to find a women super hero to look up to.