From Fox …..
Thor’s not a guy anymore.
Thor’s a gal.
Marvel Comics announced that their male hero of yore was no longer worthy to hold the mighty hammer Mjölnir.
(Bear with us.)
“The inscription on Thor’s hammer reads ‘Whosoever holds this hammer, if HE be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.’ Well it’s time to update that inscription,” said Marvel editor Wil Moss in a statement. “The new Thor continues Marvel’s proud tradition of strong female characters like Captain Marvel, Storm, Black Widow and more. And this new Thor isn’t a temporary female substitute – she’s now the one and only Thor, and she is worthy!”
Wait, there’s more.
“This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR,” said writer Jason Aaron. “This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before.”
Thor will be Marvel’s eighth comic featuring a female in its leading role, which the publisher says “aims to speak directly to an audience that long was not the target for Super Hero comic books in America: women and girls.”
So watch your back, Captain America.
Look, it’s a comic book character, what’s the big deal, right?
I mean, other than the fact that these things are directed towards children, who have minds of mush waiting to be molded.
Here’s a line that bothers me.
“This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR,” said writer Jason Aaron.
What Jason, apparently, doesn’t understand is that men and women are not interchangeable. We may be congruent, but, we are not equal. It has to be a “she-Thor”, else the writer won’t be writing about a person with female characteristics.
Further, this will be detrimental to actual learning. For those who may not be familiar, Thor is a character in Norse mythology, from which the comic hero was derived. Some may say, “so what? That’s mythology.” True, it is fiction, but, from studying various mythologies, one can tell much of the history and culture of past civilizations. I view it a bit like a puzzle piece which takes some historical events into context, and causes some things to make sense, whereas without the knowledge of the particular mythology, it doesn’t make any sense.
My reading of Norse mythology, (though admittedly not my most studied mythology) was that the character “Thor” was very gender specific, and most decidedly male.
So, what Marvel Comics are doing is causing a potential retardation in a child’s learning because of this comic gender change. Why? Will this sell more comics? I doubt it. Though, again, admittedly, I haven’t seen the latest demographics of comic readers, I would imagine it’s mostly boys reading the Thor comic. It’s just imbecilic political correctness run amok, molding the minds of our young in an errant fashion.