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Girls Like Superheroes, too!

Some of you know I prattle on a bit about women and comics. And every so often someone will try and assert the idea superheroes are for boys rather than, like the hammer of justice, unisexual.

So I started a new site devoted to showing how superheroes are for girls, too. I am filling it with images of younger girls who dress as, meet and just generally love superheroes.

So if you have pictures of yourself as a kid or younger relatives or pics you've taken at a con please submit them. The guidelines for pictures and how to submit are on the site.

And for legality

Date: 2011-04-09 01:59 pm (UTC)
jeyl: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jeyl
Trust me, we need this more than ever. Thank you for posting.

Date: 2011-04-09 02:02 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Wish you every success with this!

Date: 2011-04-09 02:07 pm (UTC)
auggie18: (Default)
From: [personal profile] auggie18
Good luck! I'd like to contribute, but the only pictures I have of women reading comics are of my mom and my bubbie, both of whom are a bit out of the age group you're looking for. If college girls are cool, I can take some pictures at the next meeting of my comic book club.

Date: 2011-04-09 02:18 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I also note Gail Simone is endorsing the site! :)

Date: 2011-04-09 03:21 pm (UTC)
blackruzsa: (Default)
From: [personal profile] blackruzsa
That is too cool :D
Aw man, this brings me back to my first and last trick or treat, when I was five and dressed as Batman. They called me Batgirl, but even then I was aware of the differences in the suit and the fact that it was all gray and black told me I was Bat-girl-in-a-Batman costume.

I wanted to dress up as Spidey next Halloween like my brother but he was a lot thinner than me and we never went trick or treating ever again.

Date: 2011-04-09 03:34 pm (UTC)
liara_shadowsong: (Default)
From: [personal profile] liara_shadowsong
And now I suddenly wish I had pictures of me in the Spider-Man pajamas I had as a little girl. But the only pictures of me as a child in pajamas that I can think of were taken at Christmas, and I know the Spider-Man ones were too light-weight to get worn in the winter. I might have one somewhere where I'm wearing that S-shield tee I had in middle school, though... but unfortunately, most of the albums are at my parents' house, on the opposite side of the state. Damn. If you ever open it up to photos of teen and twenty-something women, though, I can take a picture of myself in my Captain America tee.
rebecky_mo: First look of Usopp after timeskip (DBZ: COSPLAYER)
From: [personal profile] rebecky_mo
WIN! I can't believe it hasn't been done before.

Now I know what to do when I go home for Easter; look for our old photo albums, and see if we still have old pics of me dressed as Batgirl (60's tv show version) and Raphael from Ninja Turtles.

Date: 2011-04-09 03:42 pm (UTC)
liara_shadowsong: (Default)
From: [personal profile] liara_shadowsong
Aha! How good of a picture does it need to be? And is probably between 12 and 14 okay for the age? Because it turns out I wore a Superman tee at a summer camp I attended in junior high, so photos exist of it. In one of the pictures, my arm is covering the S-shield, but I've got two group photos where you can see it. But there are about 25 people in the photo, shot class-photo-style, so little superhero-clad me is pretty teeny, like an inch and a half from head to toes.

Date: 2011-04-09 11:34 pm (UTC)
liara_shadowsong: (Default)
From: [personal profile] liara_shadowsong
Hm... Didn't scan as well as I'd hoped (it's not as easy to tell as I wanted that there's a Superman S-shield on my tee, but it's still discernible enough, I suppose). Still, if you can make use of it, feel free. :) I cropped it so it's not displaying the faces of anyone who hasn't given permission for their likeness to be displayed... I was probably thirteen or fourteen, and I believe I was at an engineering camp. Might have been the biotechnology camp. But it wasn't the women in science camp, because there were guys in the picture too before I cropped it...

http://s230.photobucket.com/albums/ee122/Liara-Shadowsong/?action=view¤t=ScannedImage2.jpg

Uhhh... does it have to be DC?

Date: 2011-04-09 04:00 pm (UTC)
jazzypom: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jazzypom
I might have photos of me and my fellow geeks reading comics, but we're not into DC (I know that you do a DC comics site. I'm cool, no beef, but you know... wouldn't want to step out of turn).

Date: 2011-04-09 04:36 pm (UTC)
kusonaga: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kusonaga
Cool stuff.

Just for the record though, it's 'preaching to the choir'.

Date: 2011-04-09 05:04 pm (UTC)
lucky_gamble: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lucky_gamble
I wish you luck on the site! Expect contributions from me in the future after animecon passes here in los angeles =D

Date: 2011-04-09 05:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tahngarth.livejournal.com
Great initiative and good luck!

Date: 2011-04-09 06:03 pm (UTC)
leikomgwtfbbq: (Default)
From: [personal profile] leikomgwtfbbq
I usually not fond of kids, but that site is adorable! I'll bookmark it. X3

(I particularly like the group picture of Guy Gardener, Supergirl, and Wonder Girl.)

Would Ninja Turtles count as superheroes? I have a few old pictures where I'm dressed up as one.

My niece loves superheroes already (my brother lets her watch a lot of DCAU stuff, plus Teen Titans) and she's even got her own superhero character. XD She dresses up with her princess blanket and crown and runs around shooting her nerf gun at her foes (she has decided that me and the bulldog are both supervillains). It's pretty funny. And awesome.

Date: 2011-04-09 06:24 pm (UTC)
rainspirit: (indeed cat)
From: [personal profile] rainspirit
That's awesome. I wish you the best of luck with it.

Date: 2011-04-09 06:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] retro_nouveau
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Date: 2011-04-09 08:00 pm (UTC)
radioactivepiss: Artemis from Young Justice drawing her bow. ([Artemis] Bow)
From: [personal profile] radioactivepiss
This makes me wish so hard I had been into superheroes as a kid. I'm definitely keeping an eye on the blog, though, it's an awesome idea! DC Women Kicking Ass is already one of my favourite Tumblrs.

Date: 2011-04-09 08:03 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] kksimone
Today was the CASA Superhero Run in Richmond, VA. I didn't take any pictures (no pockets/utility belt on my Catwoman costume), but there were lots of girls and women there, and there might be pictures up on Facebook later.

nice!

Date: 2011-04-09 09:55 pm (UTC)
sigmund_droid: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sigmund_droid
Hey congratulations! Site looks great!

So question, who IS your favorite superhero apricot? XD

Re: nice!

Date: 2011-04-09 11:20 pm (UTC)
sigmund_droid: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sigmund_droid
That is awesome.

Date: 2011-04-09 10:08 pm (UTC)
halloweenjack: (Default)
From: [personal profile] halloweenjack
Super-cool! I especially like the parents who dress up with their kids.

Date: 2011-04-09 11:31 pm (UTC)
uadlika: (Default)
From: [personal profile] uadlika
The sit is adorable. Can we submit pictures of women as superheroes, not just girls? Because I have a picture from this past Halloween as me as Steph!Robin and my friend as Wonder Woman.

(frozen)

Date: 2011-04-10 02:29 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] turtlemonkey
And thus the parade of 'Look at me, I'm special because I both enjoy comic books and am in possession of a vagina!' continues on, further making it difficult for women to be seen as- much less treated like- equals within the working comic book industry because some rabid fangirls just want to be treated ~extra~ special.

Keep on shining you crazy, attention starved diamonds, keep on shining.

And every so often someone will try and assert the idea superheroes are for boys rather than, like the hammer of justice, unisexual.

Reminding people that male readers make up the majority of the buying audience is not the same as- Oh, why bother.

(frozen)

Date: 2011-04-10 06:49 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kingrockwell
Are you really, truly serious with this?
Do you even know where you are?

(frozen)

Date: 2011-04-10 09:02 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beoweasel
And thus the parade of 'Look at me, I'm special because I both enjoy comic books and am in possession of a vagina!' continues on, further making it difficult for women to be seen as- much less treated like- equals within the working comic book industry because some rabid fangirls just want to be treated ~extra~ special.




Wanting people to acknowledge your existence isn't the same as demanding special treatment.

(frozen)

Date: 2011-04-10 09:03 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lissa_quon

(frozen) THREAD FREEZE

Date: 2011-04-10 12:38 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] angelophile
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(frozen) BANNED

Date: 2011-04-10 08:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] angelophile
Scans Daily was founded by girl geeks, and members of slash fandom but now strives to provide an atmosphere which is woman-friendly and otherwise discrimination and harassment free. Your conduct here is in direct violation to the rules of conduct that maintain that atmosphere, and will not be tolerated.

You have now been banned from Scans Daily.

Date: 2011-04-10 04:30 am (UTC)
heckfire: (Default)
From: [personal profile] heckfire
I'd contribute the old picture I had of my ex-wife dressed as Gambit for Halloween when she was a kid but, well, it wasn't a very good costume unfortunately...

Date: 2011-04-10 10:14 am (UTC)
endis_ni: (Default)
From: [personal profile] endis_ni
Oh, this is the one I've been reading via Twitter. And by reading I mean "squeeing with Auntie-powered joy".

Date: 2011-04-10 03:56 pm (UTC)
flash_fan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] flash_fan
This site is more than needed. I rant all the time about how the superhero community needs to evolve. I'm starting a webshow devoted to superheroes on Free Comic Book day. I'd love to support your site and give it any publicity I can with your permisson.

Date: 2011-04-11 04:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] karunya
Yup, this is the good stuff. Wishing you every success. I'm getting ready to turn 50, I'm out and proud as a DCU fan, and people still give me double takes when I wear my Green Lantern badge to work and ask me why a female would be into comics -- is it because the heroes are so handsome? Well, duh, yeah... but mostly because they live the ideals of selflessness and courage that I most appreciate.

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