In light of Captain America’s soon-to-be film debut, I saw this article today on the Good Men Project:
As a longtime comics fan, I find inspiration in many of the superheroes whose adventures I read every month, but none inspire me as much as Captain America. Simply put, to me, Cap stands as an example of the best we can be. He embodies all of the classical virtues that are just as important now as they were in the days of the ancient Greeks, including honesty, courage, loyalty, perseverance, and, perhaps most importantly, honor (in particular, military honor). While I can’t be as strong or fast as Cap, I can hope to be as honest, courageous, and honorable.
And that’s great and all. The guy seems just swell.
But it got me thinking – where are all of the honest, courageous, and strong superheroines? Most of them are either crazy or can’t control their powers or they’re young with teenage troubles or sex on the brain.
Literally I can only think of Xena. Any thoughts?