How the new Ms. Marvel will attempt to tackle stereotypes
AP Photo/Marvel Comics
The new Ms. Marvel is tackling stereotypes, according to a columnist for The Boston Globe. Writer Prodita Sabarini said that when the new Ms. Marvel — “a Pakistani-American from Jersey City succeeding the original Ms. Marvel, a blonde, blue-eyed Bostonian introduced four decades ago” — hits comic stands on Wednesday, it’ll be a step forward in bringing down stereotypes.
“The new Ms. Marvel tackles both stereotypes of both oppressed Muslim women and terrorists,” she wrote. “Many Muslim women choose not to wear a hijab, and Kamala’s character is one of them. She carries her U.S. history book side by side with a book on prophet Mohammed’s sayings and another book on illustration and design. Her creators claim she was born ‘out of a desire to explore the Muslim-American diaspora from an authentic perspective.’ They would know because they, too, have had to navigate their way of being Muslim and American.”
- Iranian youth behind 'Happy' video sentenced
- 'Gotham' actor's Penguin inspired by DC Comics
- Big screen 'Maze Runner' is a big dream come...
- Suspenseful 'Maze Runner' dodges limitations...
- The latest ‘Godzilla’ reboot...
- Summer movie season wasn't so bad for 'the...
- Paintbrushes, fairy tales and chore charts:...
- Ballet to Broadway: Two Utah-native siblings...
- Gamers use police hoax to lash out at... 6
- Vikings place Adrian Peterson on exempt... 5
- Iranian youth behind 'Happy' video... 4
- Millennials read more books than their... 3
- The complicated relationship between... 3
- Vikings reinstate Peterson despite... 2
- Two big reasons to buy comic books for... 2
- Big screen 'Maze Runner' is a big dream... 2