Christopher Bell’s TedTalk “Bring on the Female Superheroes” is one that definitely makes you think. He talks about how our perception of the world and what is going on around us is directly related to the media and what they want to portray, especially in regards to the marketing of superheroes. Christopher points out that all of the media that we digest on a daily basis is generated from only SIX different main companies. These companies have a say in what we read, what we hear, and what we watch. How crazy is that?
And when it comes to marketing superheroes from movies, TV shows, comic books, or whatever it may be, there is a serious lack of female superheroes for the children of our society to idolize. What kind of influence do you think that has on such young minds?
If your daughter wants to be a princess, you’re in luck. But if she wants to be a superhero …
Check out Christopher Bell’s talk
Gia Suggs, MPA, MA, EdD is an Organization Development Consultant. She manages a private practice and is a Distinguished Adjunct Professor at Olivet Nazarene University located in Bourbonnais, Illinois. Dr. Gia is also the author of Onboarding; Maximizing the Success of New Employees & Shattering the Glass Ceiling; How to Break Through Without Breaking Down (both available on Amazon.com).
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