When I finally stopped hiding and started living as a woman, I also "became the impossible," a kind of person my family, my students, my Orthodox Jewish university didn't think could exist.
What is it about superheroes that make our husbands, or significant others want to secretly be these characters? Why do they dream about a meteor falling from the sky, causing intergalactic gel to ooze into the water system, thus giving them secret powers that they can use to fight crime?
He got really upset and collapsed on the stairs while climbing our way to bed. Tears. Big, huge, heart-broken tears, fell. His crying tapered off with an eventual, barely understandable muttering of, "yours is the GIRL Spider-Man," followed by "I don't want to be beautiful." WTF?
How am I going to do this? It is a question I have asked myself plenty of times since my separation and divorce. Once there were two of us who could tackle a problem. Now there is only me.
This isn't the first time I heard that complaint about the Vision appearing to be weaker than he is in the comics. I had to think about it and realized he isn't so much weaker as different than he is in the comics.
Who is Wonder Woman? What is Wonder Woman's relationship with the history and, more excitingly, the future of feminism, particularly in a moment when women are both exhausted and excited by the desire to gracefully have and do "it all," superhero-style?
I don't view motherhood as a tidy symbol of false humility. I'm not "saving" my daughter. I can't. She will need to know how, and I will need to teach her. I don't need to be anybody's hero. That is damaging and dangerous.
It is so profoundly difficult to move forward after our superhero dies, but it is possible to live life again. You'll always have a hole in your heart from your loss, but you'll make it -- you'll even be happy again.
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She has dedicated her life to others. Long before she was "Super Mom," she was a 28-year-old young woman taking care of her dying mother. Making sure her nails were painted and that she was bathed.
Ultron's Black Widow is no less of a hero for falling in love or liking children. She's a complex character, but that complexity doesn't make her special--and it shouldn't.
Okay, so -- this is one of my goofier videos... but it seemed appropriate with the new Avengers movie just coming out. I hope you have fun with this,...
The superhero show of my youth was Super Friends, where the extent of the violence was tricking someone to slip on a banana peel. This show seemed a bit more age-appropriate for my four-year old, so I ordered "The All-New Super Friends Hour."
Candice is a talker! Her meaty answers forced me to break this up into a two-parter. I must say, if I'm going to be forced into something, I'm glad it was by Candice! How do you like that pic she took just for this interview?!
Little girls like mine need and desire to see characters who look like them and are the stars of the show. My girls have often expressed their joy when they see a character of color, exclaiming, "Mom! She's brown like me!" Their excitement is saddening, because it's a rarity.
I know for a fact that heart-warming things still happen around the globe, but we don't hear much about them.