Heroes & Heroines
For most of recorded history, heroes have been men. Taking the risks. Slaying the dragons. Being the protectors. That model is changing – gradually. Superheroes still tend to have enormous chests and muscles – and unearthly strengths.
Picture books remain highly gendered and sexist. And female protagonists are extremely rare.
Who are the role models for girls? Often it’s those who find love. Cinderella.