Kieran -- vanhelsin, thank you for your educated responses!
Kieran, I was by no means saying that the MS. MARVEL book has to be about feminism, rather Carol (or Karla) pick up the cause either directly or indirectly. And by no means do I want this title to become "preachy" as vanhelsin pointed out of the '70s era. I think because Ms. Marvel is the only female of Marvel Comics to have her own book, she should stand up for "Girl Power". When women and men are equal, then sure, there won't be a need for such concerns. But if Marvel has the chance to educate readers (even when they have no idea that they're being taught), why not do it? Times have indeed evolved from Ms. Marvel's first appearance, but by no means does that mean the sexes are equal and that women don't need a heroine to aspire to, someone who can be an example, and a beacon of hope that a woman can succeed at whatever a man can - no matter what. Does it matter that Carol is a woman? Absolutely! Maybe the heroine doesn't even realize it, but it does matter that other women (particularly the younger generation) see Ms. Marvel as something they can aspire to. Again, being feminist shouldn't have negative connotation. I'm a male of 26 years and I'm proud I grew up in a home with a strong woman (my mother) who herself doesn't buy into the feminist movement, but also doesn't see that she feeds it every day for standing up for herself in a fashion where she's managed to become the independent success that she is, despite the many odds in her career field.
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