Last November saw the inaugural run of a 5K Super Hero race here in Cambridge. You could run as one of a quartet (the Fantastic Four) or seven of you could run as the Magnificent Seven. Finally, you could run as an individual super hero. I wanted to participate, but could not think of a female super hero I wanted to be (besides Wonder Woman or Cat Woman). Indeed I thought about it so much, and how this is so gender-skewed, that I got into some heated discussions with Stuart, and forgot about the race. Deep was my regret when I saw them running down the street, outside our flat. There was Wonder Woman, Dorothy (complete with basket), and other characters. Most of all, these people looked like they were having a ball!
But there are not so many female super heroes around. I know Master Yoda is not exactly a girl, but there are female jedi (and anyway, under the mask it makes no difference) In a perfect world, I would like to go as a female super hero, but .......Who else is there?