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Girl Reaches Out To DC Comics For More Female Heroes, DC Reaches Out To Twitter For Free Publicity

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Recently, an 11-year-old superheroine named Rowan made an effort to right a great injustice in the world. Rowan, who is a young comic reader, took it upon herself to write to comics powerhouse DC, home of Batman, Superman, and (not that you’d know it from their recent TV and movie line-up) Wonder Woman. Rowan’s question for DC: Where are all the girls?

Rowan’s letter was full of valid concerns. Why did the toy line-up she got for her birthday have only two female characters compared to ten male ones? Why did the catalog depictions of those two girls have pink-and-purple backgrounds? Why isn’t there an action figure of Hawkgirl or Catwoman? What happened to all the ladies of the awesome targeted-at-Rowan’s-age-group Young Justice cartoon? And seriously, where is that Wonder Woman movie?! From Rowan:

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 Chibisâ„¢. 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.

DC didn’t acknowledge Rowan’s letter with a reply of their own or an email, but they did shout-out to her on Twitter, so everyone could see How Much They Care about female heroes. Their response? Hurry up and wait:

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“Girl power! Sometime! Eventually! Probably!”

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