tyler cohen

San Francisco, CA, United States

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tyler cohen
Posted almost 3 years ago
Can fictional superheroes provide positive role models in children’s lives?
I agree with Blake (and bravo to you for being such an engaged father to two girls!). It is a misconception that the readers are dominantly boys. In non-mainstream there are a plethora of female readers (look at the huge female audience for manga) and creators. But female creators are not being hired, nor a female audience considered. I think that this population of readership has been shaped by what's available and the lack of welcome or intent toward female audience. I have a daughter who loves adventure and action, but, again, it's hard to find sources.
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tyler cohen
Posted almost 3 years ago
Can fictional superheroes provide positive role models in children’s lives?
Comics are a great medium for communication. Unfortunately, if we are talking about mainstream superhero comics, there are very few role models for girls--instead we find a lot of sexism, misogyny, and absence. The best sources I've found are far outside the mainstream; which means that they cannot be found in your average comic book store. Truthout has been running a series on the problem of unsupported female creators--which is part of the problem (http://www.truth-out.org/graphic-evidence-inequality/1315924156).