Marvel & The Big Girl Panties
In all the kerfuffle and goings-on (I like those words) with those who are upset about transgendered kids, the so-called “gay agenda”, and the horror of Target de-pinkying their girl toy aisle – I was delighted to find pack of superhero underwear for my 3 year old daughter.
I’m not talking about Wonder Woman underoos, cool as those may be. I mean regular underpants that feature Marvel’s traditionally “boy” heroes, the Hulk, Captain America, Thor and the Bean’s favorite – Iron Man. Granted they are the old school heroes, but the fact that Marvel Comics is finally understanding that not only do girls like boy comics, but that we like to wear their clothes too!
It’s frustrating in an age where adults tend to put their strange sexual ideas onto tiny little people who have no idea what it is adults are losing their minds over. The word innocence is such a fragile, yet misunderstood, thing. When adults say that kids shouldn’t like something or do something or befriend a certain type of person out of some misguided attempt to shield a child’d innocence, the very thing that often chases innocence away takes over, curiosity. And we all know what curiosity did to the cat.
I just wanted to say thank you to Marvel for finally making a product meant for my daughter that has the same icons as my son would have worn. For understanding that play doesn’t come in gender so much as it does in imagination and innocence. The Marvel Universe is something we all, in our house, enjoy visiting. For now, Beans is running around potty training and being Iron Man, shooting beams of light out of her palms, face deadly serious, in her red & yellow big girl pants.
“Give me a juice box, I’m starving”.