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‘Captain Marvel’ Brings On the Girl Power

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It only seems right that Captain Marvel is being released on 2019’s International Women's Day. Since 2008’s Iron-Man, Marvel has presented a good chain, albeit a bit short, of strong women characters starting with Pepper Potts. Black Widow became the first Marvel female superhero to grace the screens in Iron-Man 2 followed by Scarlet Witch, Gamora, Mantis, The Wasp, Okoye and Shuri. But today, Brie Larson heads the first female-driven superhero movie for Marvel Studios.

Let’s just get this out of the way – this movie packs a “girl power” punch without putting men down in the process. While their intentions are good, too many films try to present a message of female empowerment while emasculating men in the process. Sure, the opposite has been true for many years, but this is no way to move on with injustice and certainly isn’t a message that today’s girls need to here.

Marvel Studios has toyed with an “anything you can do, I can do better” attitude between its men and…

Star Wars Museum to Find a New Home

Mellody Hobson and her husband George Lucas (Inquistir/Getty)
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“Chicago's loss will be another city's gain,” said Chicago mayor, Rahm Emanuel in response to George Lucas’ announcement that his Star Wars-theme museum would not be built in Chicago after all but instead, the long-planned projects will be moved to “somewhere” in California report MSN. "No one benefits from continuing their seemingly unending litigation to protect a parking lot," said Lucas in a statement last Friday. “The actions initiated by Friends of the Parks and their recent attempts to extract concessions from the city have effectively overridden approvals received from numerous democratically elected bodies of government.”
 

Emanuel had been a supporter of the project when it was approved by Chicago’s City Council in 2014 agreeing that the museum would bring jobs and increased tourism to the city, but his words fell on deaf ears as the Friends of the Parks group has fought the proposed project from the beginning expressing their displeasure of such a project. 
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