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    4 Feb 2015

    This 11-Year-Old Girl Wants To Know Why DC Hasn't Made A Female-Centric Superhero Movie

    Sometimes it takes the brutal and unabashed honesty of children to make folks realize something wrong is taking place.

    "Girls read comics too, and they care."

     11-year-old Rowan wrote this letter to DC Comics HQ, to say what we've all been thinking.

    The Transcript:

    Dear DC comics,
    My name is Rowan and I am 11 years old. I love superheroes and have been reading comics and watching superhero cartoons and movies since I was very young. I’m a girl, and I’m upset because there aren’t very many girl superheroes or movies and comics from DC.
    For my birthday, I got some of your Justice League Chibis™. I noticed in the little pamphlet that there are only 2 girl Chibis, and 10 boys. Also, the background for the girl figures was all pink and purple.
    I remember watching Justice League cartoons when I was really young with my dad. There are Superman and Batman movies, but not a Wonder Woman one. You have a Flash TV show, but not a Wonder Woman one. Marvel Comics made a movie about a talking tree and raccoon awesome, but you haven’t made a movie with Wonder Woman.
    I would really like a Hawkgirl or Catwoman or the girls of the Young Justice TV show action figures please. I love your comics, but I would love them a whole lot more, if there were more girls.
    I asked a lot of the people I know whether they watched movies or read books or comics where girls were the main characters, they all said yes.
    Please do something about this. Girls read comics too and they care.
    Sincerely, Rowan.

    Preach it!
     

    And you know what, Rowan? You're not the only person out there who wants to see badass superhero women getting more screen time...


    Sure, Rowan will be 13 before she finally gets the lady-led superhero movie she's been waiting for, but I like to think that's progress nonetheless.
    And DC isn't the only company upping their game and branching out from male-centric story-lines. Marvel has announced a "female driven Spiderman movie" to be released alongside DC's Wonder Woman, and will also be releasing the highly anticipated Captain Marvel the following year.
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