Why does it matter?
Children’s affection for superheroes is evident. Some like Batman, some like Spiderman, some are a fan of Chhota Bheem. The list is endless. However, I implore you to think.
Keep churning your thought process till you notice an alarmingly low ratio of female protagonists or heroes. Let us explore if this fact is limited to the current era only. Well, chances are, we may not like the painful reality that even history has given us only a few Rani Lakshmibais!
The attributes of female protagonists are undoubtedly different from the oft-repeated ones of their male counterparts. But, that should not restrict us from including them here, while nurturing young ones. This will not only instill a sense of empowerment in girls at an early age, but also inspire boys to respect their counterparts.
As a father to a girl, I consider this my responsibility; and being the editor of iNTELLYJELLY, I try and find ways to execute it. What is important is the perspective. I made a choice between a wand- yielding fairy on one side and Partner’s Player Prisha on the other-who is pretty effective in team building; a warrior with big, bulky muscles on one side and Mrs. Nita Ambani on the other, and so on..
We, at iNTELLYJELLY, appeal to all the parents to ensure playing a role of a gender-diverse protagonist in the lives of their children, each day.
iNTELLYJELLY’s powerful female protagonists delve on this aspect, subtly but surely, in every issue.