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#40-23 Superheroines and our Psyches … fictional figures mess with our minds

Lacanian psychoanalyst Hilda Fernandez talks with Frieda Werden about our relationships with superheroines and superheroes, and how those can play a role in psychoanalysis. They discuss the special qualities of favourite superheroines, and how their powers (usually different than males’) have been treated and mistreated by various writers over the years. Mentions new $90 million-dollar Batgirl film has been canned by Warner Brothers and DC [according to Esquire], saying it would hurt their image, but not being more specific. Batgirl’s sidekick in the film is reportedly trans.