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[–] mountainwitch 9 points (+9|-0)

I'm trying to do the same with my son. I want him to see strong girls/women in media and have an innate understanding of the danger men pose to women and children. I am trying not to scare him, but to make him aware for his own safety. Hopefully this carries into adulthood and he becomes empathetic to the plight of women.

this is so important. There's this idea that boys aren't interested in stories with female main characters, but it's a self-fulfilling prophecy. If they see a variety of heroes early on it sticks with them.