If we want to change the world, we have to change the way we teach children about the world and their places in it. In a 100% media saturated society, that means changing the media our children consume, and the ways in which they interact with media. We need more female superhero toys, and we need them right now.

Dr. Christopher Bell is as an Assistant Professor of Media Studies and the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. He specializes in the study of popular culture, focusing on the ways in which race, class and gender intersect in different forms of media. Dr. Bell’s primary research area is young adult culture, particularly dystopian young adult literature and comic books. He teaches both theory and methodology courses in critical analysis of popular culture, rhetorical theory, representation theory and mass media. Dr. Bell is a nationally-touring speaker on issues of race, class and gender in the media, and has presented work at regional, national and international conventions and conferences.

Why didn’t these superhero women get made into action figure?

Anya-and-Stella-vs.-Action-Figurescomp-rey-starwars-monopolyThese gals are great. BUT… Where are the women super heros?
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