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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…

This Day in Pop Culture for April 24

Hershey's Park opened on April 24, 1907.

Hershey's Park Opens

In 1906, Milton S. Hershey, the founder of the Hershey Chocolate company, purchased land near Union Deposit, Pennsylvania to develop a park to be used exclusively for his employees. On this day in 1907, the public was welcome to visit Hershey’s Park which included a baseball game (Hershey’s team defeated the Crescent Club of Harrisburg by 13-1 by the way), live music performed by the Hershey band and other activities. The first amusement ride constructed on the park grounds was the Allen Herschel carousel built in 1908. A miniature railroad was built next in 1910 (which continued to run through 1971) and bumper cars were added in 1926 which are still in use. Today, the park stretches 121 acres and features 76 rides including 13 roller coasters and 14 water rides.


Jane Fonda's first "Workout" was released on April 24, 1982.

Jane Fonda’s “Workout” Home Video is Released

Controversial actress and activist Jane Fonda has warmed the hearts of some while angering others throughout her lifetime, but in on this day in 1982, she started a whole new trend when she released her first exercise home video simply titled, “Workout.” This was on the heels of her book, “Jane Fonda’s Workout book” which was released the year before. That book stayed as the #1 bestseller for more than six months. The book and video not only brought exercise back into women’s consciousness, but also tights, legwarmers and Spandex.

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