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Redd Foreman

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Raz

Subj: Re: Has there ever been a reason given as to why Power Girl isn't called Power Woman?
Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 at 12:52:38 pm EDT (Viewed 1 times)
Reply Subj: Has there ever been a reason given as to why Power Girl isn't called Power Woman?
Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 at 09:52:28 am EDT (Viewed 1 times)

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Sorry, I can't remember if I've asked this....but it seems odd to me that PG, with her sometimes quite aggressive feminism, would feel comfortable still being referred to as a girl when she's surely an adult by now? She struck me as being a young adult even in the 1980's let alone twenty years later...

I like that Johns made the effort to explain why she runs around with her boobs hanging out everywhere rather than wearing something with a little more dignity, but even that doesn't really make sense now - now that she KNOWS she's Superman's cousin (albeit a different Superman), is there any reason she wouldn't feel as comfortable wearing the S shield as Supergirl does?

Or even changing her name to Power Woman and designing her own symbol? I know that Power Woman's a crummy name, but it's really not any worse than Power GIRL, and it gives her a bit more self-respect at least....

It's just weird to me....it seems that every comic book heroine who started out as a "Girl" (see Invisible Woman, Phoenix, Donna Troy) has moved into the present day except for the one who harps on more than any of them about self-respect and appropriate representation of women and so on....

> Sorry, I can't remember if I've asked this....but it seems odd to me that PG, with her sometimes quite aggressive feminism, would feel comfortable still being referred to as a girl when she's surely an adult by now? She struck me as being a young adult even in the 1980's let alone twenty years later...
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> I like that Johns made the effort to explain why she runs around with her boobs hanging out everywhere rather than wearing something with a little more dignity, but even that doesn't really make sense now - now that she KNOWS she's Superman's cousin (albeit a different Superman), is there any reason she wouldn't feel as comfortable wearing the S shield as Supergirl does?
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> Or even changing her name to Power Woman and designing her own symbol? I know that Power Woman's a crummy name, but it's really not any worse than Power GIRL, and it gives her a bit more self-respect at least....
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> It's just weird to me....it seems that every comic book heroine who started out as a "Girl" (see Invisible Woman, Phoenix, Donna Troy) has moved into the present day except for the one who harps on more than any of them about self-respect and appropriate representation of women and so on....

I always thought it was even funnier in the 70s and 80s when they were calling the sixty-three year old woman, "Hawkgirl."

I guess if a name sticks. Keep it.


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