The Olympics are over for another two/four years (depending on how you view it) and I found plenty of superheroes in the past two weeks plus. But before we get to any of them we have to talk about these five girls:
I’ve been told calling anyone over 12 a ‘girl’ is disingenuous but it’s in their name. And I am that girl (I’m way over 12 but I like being a girl!) who embraced (and embraces!) both the Girl Power movement that the Spice Girls epitomized and the Riot Grrl Revolution that blew up at about the same time. Spice Grrl? Riot Spice? Whatever, I love the Spice Girls! They’ve played superheroes before and they brought the heroine chic to their Olympic performance.
This picture came across my screen and I just HAD to post it.
It’s not particularly heroine chic. It’s not that exciting a dress. But it’s Baby Spice. In front of a giant circle that quotes Journey. The me that really kinda STILL loves the Spice Girls just couldn’t let it pass without a shout out.
Two characters. One male, one female. One Marvel, one DC. One over 80 years old, one over 800 years old. One all-American, one a Greek immigrant — both famous for wearing the American flag.
Captain America and Wonder Woman are star-spangled icons.