My girl loves her Superheroes. We read comic books together on special lunch dates, just the two of us. The first comic book we ever read together was Supergirl from the New 52. Before that we’ve been reading Superhero children’s books, though most of them are geared towards young boys, and the only superhero featured is Wonder Woman, mostly as a background character to Superman and Batman. She loves Batman and at Halloween time was thrilled to find a Batgirl costume, though she was confused because she had never seen Batgirl in her books. So now we read Batgirl comic books as well. We are loving Gail Simone’s Batgirl during our special comic book lunch dates.
Unfortunately the girls section at clothing stores don’t have any superhero items. I’ve had to pick up all of her superhero clothes in the boys section. Some kids in her class have begun to tease her for wearing boy clothes. She’s been sticking up for herself saying they’re “Kid’s sizes” not just for boys, & girls like superheroes! One boy stopped teasing and thinks it’s cool she wears them, but there are a few girls that still point it out every time she wears one (which is almost every day!) It hurts me every time she tells me about it, but she doesn’t seem upset over it. She’s confused as to why they don’t understand that girls like superheroes. I just hope it doesn’t get to her, and cause her to no longer like the things she likes. I’m trying to teach her that it doesn’t matter what other people think, that you can like whatever you like, but I know what it’s like to be teased by your peers & wanting to cave to that peer pressure. She’s a strong kid & I hope she stays that way.