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.

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