When you talk about heroes of the cape-and-tights variety, it’s not just a boy’s club. Just look at the comic book powers of Wonder Woman or the X-Men’s Storm, or even live-action heroes like Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Xena.
On Tuesday's Up to Date, we talk with the director of a new documentary about female superheroes and how they reflect and affect society’s ideas about women.
- Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, director of Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Superheroines
- Brenda Bethman, director of the UMKC Women’s Center
- Daniel Amrhein, author of Journey Into Awesome: A Critical Look at Comics and Culture
HEAR MORE: Kristy Guevara-Flanagan speaks at 6:30 p.m. April 22 at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library.