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Great Story, Great Role Model
on December 27, 2014
Nothing inspires feminism in grown men like having a little girl. I'm so sick of princess stories where the main character has to wait around for a man to save her. As the proud daddy of a princess that's not only pretty but SMART and STRONG, the lack of woman-as-leader stories is astounding. Most cartoons are boy-only affairs which never bothered me as a little boy, but the fare offered up for girls is unimaginative and stereotype constrained.
As for this book, it's a remarkable tale of a woman known almost exclusively for her acting that did important things in a field dominated by men. My daughter can be anything she wants to and even though at six she wants to be a scientist, I hope to keep exposing her to more women that did extraordinary things. I found this book from the Facebook page, "A Mighty Girl."