And you know what, you can complain all you want about her not being strong or confident enough from the get go, but guess what. This is a young woman who just isn‘t very confident yet, who isn’t used to being a hero yet. She’s used to helping people, but she’s never been in the spotlight, and she has to get used to how she loves being a hero.
And if a lot of young women and girls decide to watch this and take her as an example, then good! Great! Learn to love being a hero, and being in the spotlight, learn to love doing what you’re excellent at! You don’t have to be perfect and be where you belong right now - you just have to be brave enough to get there.
Also, can we just acknowledge how this show features SO MUCH female conversation on different levels and different types of female characters? I’m not saying that Supergirl the show is flawless, I’m sure that the pacing was just a bit too fast and that there are some things that people will pick at and they’ll be absolutely right.
But it also includes so many positive things, and as cliche as that sounds with anything from the “S” family - it made me hopeful in so many ways. I for one am really looking forward to November. I’m looking forward to seeing a hero on screen that I can finally actually identify with in many different ways.
If it’s not enough for you, then good. Go and strive for more, that’s how we get progress. That’s how we got this show, after all. But please don’t put Supergirl down. It’s such a good start.
Don’t complain about how she’s presented as too much of a “girly girl”. They aren’t implying that this is the only kind of show that people who identify as female watch. They just assume that there are some people on this planet who do like this kind of character in this kind of show, and it’s nothing that we’ve had before. We’ve had so many “fighting fucktoys” who don’t get their own stories, female friends, bosses, relatives. Now we have someone who gets her own story, from the start. Thanks.