With the various women's rights movements taking place, one of the things that came up is that young girls need more superheroes. There already was, before the last ten years or so, several including Bat Woman, Bionic Woman, Cat Woman, Wonder Woman, etc. It really wasn't until the last ten years that DC Comics and Marvel Comics put superheroes out there again in their various movies and often times a woman has been part of the team of fighters.
The fact is, young boys weren't changing their futures because of having fictional superheroes; in most cases they weren't even part of a young boy's life with the exception of comic books which a minority of young boys read.
So what baffles me is that why would the women's' movement think that young boys were getting a leg up because they had superheroes. I knew they were fictitious when growing up. I didn't think that I could magically save the world with my superpowers. I didn't form negative opinions about women from reading or watching stories about superheroes.
It's not the fictitious heroes that make the difference. Young girls don't need superheroes like this, they need to study real superheroes like Susan B. Anthony, who for me, is in my top five of the greatest people who have ever lived. Sometimes the women's rights movement gets off on unproductive tangents which in my opinion, takes away from their effectiveness.