Marvel Comics Introducing a Muslim Girl Superhero

Dark_Falcon11/06/2013 10:36:47 am PST

re: #63 SidewaysQuark

You don’t think “Her mom is paranoid that she’s going to touch a boy and get pregnant” doesn’t sound like wacko fundamentalism? Seriously? Yup, fundamentalism by any definition of the word. The kind that treats women’s bodies as inviolate property to protected from “depurification” at all costs. Disgusting stuff.

You don’t have any close friends with teenage or young adult daughters, and you didn’t have a sister, that’s what I’d bet. Concern about a daughter getting pregnant at the wrong time is only partly about purity; It is also about a mother not wanting her daughter to close off options in life because she had a child before she was ready. It’s also about that same mother wanting her future grandchildren to have the best chances they can, which means waiting till her daughter has established herself.

Those aren’t fundamentalist concerns. Granted, it looks like the mother is going to be shown taking those concerns overboard, but that is something mothers of many faiths sometimes do. People can be irrational for non-religious and non-malicious reasons, after all.