I'm so sorry to hear that DC has decided to end its barely one-year-old Minx graphic novel line, which was geared towards girls. It had some good stuff, especially my girl Castellucci's PLAIN Janes series (well, just a duo now, I guess). I'd like to be as optimistic as Cecil, but I'm afraid that the rest of the comic industry won't be - I'm afraid this will be taken as proof by a lot of people that girls just aren't a viable comic audience. Although I have my own serious doubts at how well Minx was marketed and promoted, not to mention the fact that they only gave it little more than a year's time to experiment. It's just too bad.
What girls are saying, adds Kindlon, is, "I have flexibility that no other woman has ever had in history, or certainly not in any numbers, and I can play any role—'Bring it on.'" As one "hybrid" alpha (now at Harvard) told him, "I can wear high heels to my linear algebra class. I can be sexy or I can be feminine, or I can also blow the boys away in this really tough class. I can do anything. I don’t see it as inconsistent to be wearing high heels. I don’t feel like I’ve got to dress down or dress like a man to do this class. I can still be a woman and do all these other things."