Samantha Langsdale

Why Can’t Thor be a Woman? Geek Culture Isn’t Just for Guys

[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_small","fid":"580748","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image media-image-right","style":"float: right;","typeof":"foaf:Image"}}]]“This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is Thor.” This strong statement is how it was announced that the next wielder of Mjölnir will be female. The news has been met with zealous yet mixed reactions. Amid the witty responses that emphasise the inherent dynamism of comics, there are some who seem to feel that there could be nothing worse than a female Thor. The Marvel editor, Ryan Penagos, summed it up when he tweeted:

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