As a Dad a lot of folks have given me advice on how to raise my daughter. My parents in particular have some “traditional” views on girls. I personally don’t have any experience with being a “traditional” girl. I do have experience with Star Wars, comics, Hobbits, and video games.
I figure there’s no reason that I can’t share what I love with my daughter, so here she is all “traditional” like for ComicCon in Denver. She picked out her own costume, tutu, and Mjolnir. I did recommend a bit smaller hammer, she wasn’t hearing it.
She got to meet Thor and Darth Vader, loved getting her picture drawn, didn’t want to go home, and keeps asking if we can go back. Kids are smart, ComicCon should be year round.
We’ll be back next year, and this time with /insert best Darth Vader voice imitation/ “Sista”.
1yo Lucy loves the Avengers too! Our Baby Thor loves to fight injustice with her handy hammer Mojlnir.
I would just like to show you all the best Cosplay at Emerald City Comicon. All other cosplays can go home.
It all started with She-Ra. I was strolling through Target and I saw The Princess of Power on DVD. I thought my daughter might get a kick out of the ’80s cartoon I grew up on. So I grabbed the story of He-Man’s twin sister and introduced my daughter to a whole world of girls who save the day and fight the forces of evil. So began my four-year-old daughter Brenna's love affair with superheroes and my education about a whole world of storylines and characters that I would soon become intimately familiar with. We moved on to Justice League cartoons and movies, some of which seemed a little too adult for my pre-schooler. But she just wanted a show with as many girls as possible. Sure, she loved The Flash and Martian Manhunter, but she needed more Hawk Girls. Younger shows, like the Super Hero Squad, were exciting but left her a little frustrated….
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A wonderful story from the mother of a superhero-loving young lass.
How cool is this Superhero skirt featuring Supergirl, Wonder Woman and Batgirl? Pull on a your favorite superhero t-shirt, your Batgirl or Wonder Woman Chucks and this thing and you’re all set to kick ass. Available on Etsy.
Possibly the only skirt I can conceive of wearing right now.
…except, I’d wear it with some black tights and a pair of Doc Marten steel-toed boots.
This little girl had all the Wonder Woman moves.
She’ll grow into the outfit, and she will be even more amazing!
From Boing Boing -
“From John W Campbell Award-nominee Mur Lafferty, an open letter to her (delightful) daughter, decrying all the ways in which the deck is stacked against girls and women in our world. It’s a pretty much perfect summation of every fear, aspiration, and upset I feel on behalf of my own daughter.”
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I don’t want to truncate the actual letter - it’s a bit lengthy for a full post, but should be enjoyed in its entirety.
This is what it’s all about, folks. The geekery that we love has the ability bridge the gap across the genders, and unite young and old in the sheer beauty and harmony of fandom.
A long time ago (about a year), in a galaxy far, far away (or just on Geekosystem), Susana wrote about the story of first-grader Katie Goldman. Katie became a huge fan of Star Wars, and when the school year started, she was excited to bring along her Star Wars water bottle and a Star Wars backpack … until some bullies at school told her that Star Wars was “only for boys.” We all know that’s a load of Tauntaun hockey, and so did the rest of the internet, including Felicia Day, who quickly came to Katie’s defense after her mother, adoption blogger Carrie Goldman, wrote about it. Well, just over a year later, there’s great news! Katie is still proudly into Star Wars and has even stepped up to helped other bullied kids in her school. But that’s not the only way Katie made a difference: she got her whole school on board to help fight against bullying!
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And thus does my heart swell with geek pride.