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Talezite

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Redd Foreman

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 09:55:55 pm EDT (Viewed 1 times)
Reply 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)

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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...
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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.

> > 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....
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> I always thought it was even funnier in the 70s and 80s when they were calling the sixty-three year old woman, "Hawkgirl."
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> I guess if a name sticks. Keep it.

Interesting points. I am unsure why she would keep that name. Maybe DC owns the rights to that name...but the logical evolution would be Power Woman or they could come up with something else...like when in the LSH supergirl was called Andromeda.....That would be interesting to try to come up with another name for PG? Any other thoughts on this???


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