Christopher Bell:
Bring on the female superheroes!

TEDxColoradoSprings · 15:48 · Filmed Oct 2015
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Why is it so hard to find female superhero merchandise? In this passionate, sparkling talk, media studies scholar (and father of a Star Wars-obsessed daughter) Christopher Bell addresses the alarming lack of female superheroes in the toys and products marketed to kids — and what it means for how we teach them about the world.

Media studies scholar
Dr. Christopher Bell specializes in the study of popular culture, focusing on the ways in which race, class and gender intersect in different forms of media. Full bio
This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxColoradoSprings, an independent event. TED editors featured it among our selections on the home page.

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