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  Girl at AllExperts
From birth, girls are a slight minority due to both natural factors (the human sex ratio has been observed since the 1700s as approximately 1,050 boys for every 1,000 girls) and due to sex selection on the part of parents.
Girls are less often encouraged to pursue sports, with the exception of sports that might be considered "feminine," such as figure skating or gymnastics; or those considered "gender-neutral," such as tennis.
Portrayals of girls may reflect their standing in the artists' culture, and a brief overview of different views of girls in different art periods gives a sense of girls' roles in societies around the world and at different points in time.
en.allexperts.com /e/g/gi/girl.htm   (2361 words)

  Girl - Peaceful Beginnings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
From birth, girls are a slight minority due to both natural factors (the human sex ratio has been observed since the 1700s as approximately 1,050 boys for every 1,000 girls) and due to sex selection on the part of parents.
Girls are less often encouraged to pursue sports, with the exception of those that might be considered "feminine," such as figure skating or gymnastics; or those considered "gender-neutral," such as tennis.
Portrayals of girls may reflect their standing in the artists' culture, and a brief overview of different views of girls in different art periods gives a sense of girls' roles in societies around the world and at different points in time.
peacefulbeginnings.org /Girl   (2077 words)

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These three girls for the first time attested that a female character was capable of becoming a hero, based on the idea that anime heroes do not necessarily have to exhibit 'masculinity' or get involved in physical battles, but rather mental strength.
Although these heroes are no longer teenage girls, it may not be so difficult to associate the empowered teenager heroes in the 1990s with women warriors wearing hard mecha-suits in the positions of command.
Based on the examination of female heroes in anime over time, it may be more desirable that, instead of asexual heroes who ignore sexuality altogether, female heroes embody the female heroism, which merges "feminine" and "masculine" incorporated into their own sexuality.
mcel.pacificu.edu /aspac/papers/scholars/yoshida/yoshida.htm   (7213 words)

 GirlHeroes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Whereas patriarchal societies have always provided an abundance of strong, intelligent, attractive heroes as role models for boys and men, the presence of female role models at least as competent as their male counterparts is a relatively new phenomenon.
She notes that “the power modelled by the new girl hero is not just power to it is also power over— over men and other women”.
Yet as a girl hero transgressing the boundary between the real and the mediated, Lauren’s public promotion is motivated by a genuine desire communicate her experiences to and for the benefit of others.
www.selectparks.net /rebecca/?2003:GirlHeroes   (1674 words)

 Camgirls: live on the Net - smh.com.au
Most are girls and young women broadcasting from the most private spaces of their bedrooms, bathrooms and living rooms.
These girls are growing up in a different kind of society from the one their mothers knew.
In mainstream girl cultures, the heroes are the music celebrities, television personalities and actresses who rule the global stage.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2002/08/09/1028158010523.html   (2278 words)

 Girl Posse - Our Heros - Stevie Nicks
I can't explain why she's my hero - she just is. But I can tell you the story behind the reason I owe Stevie a HUGE thanks for one of my best friends.
And there was a girl that would come in and have these great pictures of her and Stevie developed.
A few months later this girl had come in and was having pictures developed of her bedroom.
www.girlposse.com /stevie.htm   (818 words)

 Frequently Asked Questions - Girl Scouts Mile Hi Council
Girls develop their skills in goal setting, communication, money management, teamwork, strategy planning and budgeting in addition to raising money for troop activities and council programs.
Girl Scouts can use e-mail to let family and friends know they are selling cookies.
Girl Scout troops chose organizations who make our community a better place, such as fire or police departments, military personnel, food banks or other charitable organizations, as their "heroes".
www.girlscoutsmilehi.org /index.cfm?fuseaction=content.home&ipageContentCategoryID=212   (800 words)

 Legion of Substitute Heroes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Legion of Substitute Heroes is a group of fictional characters in the future of the DC Comics universe.
The "Subs", as they are often called, are a group of rejected applicants to the Legion of Super-Heroes who banded together, hoping to prove to the Legion that their powers were not as useless as the Legionnaires claimed.
Night Girl knew very well that the Legion wouldn't accept her because of her power's backdraw, but she was really planning on meeting Cosmic Boy who, at the time, was on a secret mission.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Legion_of_Substitute_Heroes   (518 words)

 City of Heroes Community Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The sculptures are all dedicated to heroes who made the area their home, and include Wayland, a self-proclaimed descendant of a Norse hero; Cassiopeia, the lovely psionicist; and M-1, born and raised Matthew Barnes in Equinox, who enlisted during World War II and joined the 1st Hero Brigade.
An impressive statue of Galaxy Girl was erected during the rebuilding, and she gracefully takes her place amidst the city’s skyline, holding her hands up to the clouds.
Galaxy Girl was born Kelly Graham, a bright and capable girl whose parents emigrated from Scotland when Kelly was three.
www.cityofheroes.com /gameinfo/geography_galaxy.html   (1441 words)

 PlanetPapers - Heroes and Heroines
Hero, heroine, whatever-we read about them because we want to see somebody take hold of or question his or her life, whether it's his life or her life.
Heroes have some kind of male coolness that sets them apart from other characters, and this is why we like or admire them.
This isn't because heroines are wimps, not necessarily, it's because there has to be a reason for a hero to be a girl, and when a hero becomes a girl, we tend to give her a typical girl's qualities.
www.planetpapers.com /Assets/3904.php   (1932 words)

 YouTube - Claire-"just a girl"- Heroes
Heroes cast Ellen interview part 1 Niki Hiro Claire Mohinder
Heroes cast Ellen interview part 2 Niki Hiro Claire Mohinder
Heroes NBC episode 17 preview Claire Bennet Haitian HRG
www.youtube.com /watch?v=JSctcthDdg4   (131 words)

 KidScreen Magazine - Girls make the leap to top spot on production slates
Five years ago, the number of tween girl toons could be counted on one hand, leaving girls ages eight to 14 to make do with whatever their kid brother was watching.
According to Girl Games, an L.A.-based girl market research firm, there are 18 million girls between the ages of 10 and 19 in the U.S. alone, spending a collective US$67 billion annually.
In this new tween toon genre, girl heroes are the de facto leads, reflecting the culture of the tween girl audience at large.
www.kidscreen.com /articles/magazine/20010901/tween.html   (614 words)

 Gitsie Girl » Heroes in Lost’s World?
Because it suddenly struck me that Heroes’ fantastical premise — that human beings are breaking out with superpowers as an evolutionary response to environmental changes (overpopulation, global warming, war) threatening the survival of the species — is conspicuously similar to the sci-fi conceit of Lost’s Hanso Foundation/Dharma Initiative mythology.
THEORY The mysterious island on Lost was a mad-scientist laboratory focused on accelerating human evolution that created the superpowered heroes on Heroes.
But I think there’s enough reason to be suspicious, especially since the two shows in question share one unquestionable link: the creator of Heroes, Tim Kring, and the co-creator of Lost, Damon Lindelof, used to work together on Crossing Jordan and remain good friends.
www.gitsiegirl.com /heroes-in-losts-world   (734 words)

 ParentCenter | Entertainment Guide - Video/DVD: The Powerpuff Girls video series
Families who watch this series may want to discuss how their little girls are heroes in their own lives, how they take care of themselves and others.
A protective Professor Utonium, who created the girls, invents the Powerpuff Dynamo in “Uh-Oh…Dynamo.” At first, the girls are less than thrilled about using this giant robotic fighting-machine, but the presence of a huge monster makes them change their minds.
The girls themselves are often the victims of similar violence, getting a bruise or two in the process.
parentcenter.babycenter.com /reviews/bigkid/gentertainment/view/2-3218   (826 words)

 Anime Reviews
That original series instantly became a fan favorite for its melancholy, haunting, authentically spooky tone, which evoked Eastern ghost stories and Eastern religions equally in creating a world where there were no apparent heroes or villains, just selfish supernatural powers at war with each other on the fringes of humanity's perceptions.
Much of her appealing creepiness and implacable inhumanity slipped away as she started attending junior high and masquerading as human in order to get close to some of the Shinma she was hunting.
Her silent companion Larva ("Lava" in the dub) took off his mask and spoke, revealing himself as a blue-haired man in the bland/pretty mode common to shoujo ("girls'") comics, and Miyu herself dropped into monster-a-week mode as she hunted down and banished a new Shinma in each episode.
www.scifi.com /sfw/issue241/anime.html   (604 words)

 A little girl's heroes behind the heroes | csmonitor.com
And Carol would be asked to be a hero for her city, while trusting others to play the role of hero for her child.
But on the night of Sept. 11, all that was clear to Alexia was that for the first time she could remember she'd have to fall asleep without twisting a lock of her mother's hair in her hand as she drifted off.
Clancy was a hero in the literal sense – a World War II fighter pilot awarded medals for courage.
www.csmonitor.com /2002/0904/p01s02-ussc.html   (2184 words)

 Girl heroes (Metro Times Detroit)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Speaking over the phone from her New York City apartment, the de facto frontwoman of female rap trio Northern State is explaining her frustrations with participating in a genre that’s not exactly known for being a bastion of female empowerment.
Just check out the first single “Girl for All Seasons,” on which the ladies turn rap-rock convention on its head with a scathing indictment of society’s beauty myths (e.g., “Girl, who are you pleasin’/Starin’ in the mirror, squeezin’ and tweezin’?”) that includes some of the most explicitly pro-girl rhetoric to hit radio — ever.
“Girl for All Seasons” and “Don’t Look Down” keep the group’s feminism fierce and fun, while “Nice with It” and “Time To Rhyme” are their smartest party-starters to date.
www.metrotimes.com /editorial/story.asp?id=6837   (711 words)

 TheFourthRail.com - Critiques on Infinite Earths   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
With such event comics dominating the stands this summer, Last Hero Standing is a breath of fresh air, a crossover that's not only limited to a single title, and to a single month, but one that's thoroughly accessible.
As three others are abducted under similar circumstances, three different factions of heroes -- the Avengers, the Fantastic Four and Spider-Girl's ragtag band of crimefighters -- go in search of lost friends and family.
Meanwhile, some of the senior heroes begin to feel the weight of their years, while the younger crowd's inexperience can prove to be a liability as well.
www.thefourthrail.com /reviews/critiques/053005/lastherostanding1.shtml   (594 words)

 Imaginary Heroes
Imaginary Heroes is a muddled, melodramatic and unconvincing drama.
With his acting career on hiatus and his image in ruins, Gibson seeks to mount a comeback by playing it safe: yes, that's right, the Gibson-produced "Apocalypto" is yet another two-hours-plus epic about the end of the Mayan civilization.
In the scene where they are in the house after the funeral, Tim is in a room with his mom, where he eventually says "Which one?", then takes off his tie.
www.rottentomatoes.com /m/imaginary_heroes/about.php   (712 words)

The heroics of a neighbor and a passer-by saved the life of a disabled 11-year-old girl trapped in her home as a fire swirled around her Wednesday.
The grandmother and the youngest girl stood outside.
He began tugging, dragging the girl to the door.
scholar.lib.vt.edu /VA-news/VA-Pilot/issues/1996/vp960725/07250354.htm   (430 words)

 TitansGo.net :: News Archive
Kari Wahlgren, voice actor for recurring "Legion" member Saturn Girl (as well as supporting member Triplicate Girl), was briefly interviewed in what looks to be a series of input from Legion's main cast of characters.
A long-time DCAU fan, she talks about her roles in "Legion of Super Heroes", Saturn Girl's character, her powers, a bit on Triplicate Girl, and more.
TTG writer J. Torres talks more about the exciting debut of Wonder Girl in the upcoming "Teen Titans Go!" #36, the series' third-anniversary issue, in this interview from Comic Book Resources.
www.titansgo.net /news.php?id=333   (299 words)

 #41 The Problem with Paras
The girl brings out a Paras and says she wants it to evolve so that she can create a master potion.
The girl then goes back to her shop and thanks Team Rocket, Meowth asks to be their mascot but she turns him down becuase she doesnt want to seperate the super heroes.
The girl's grandmother comes out and says that they already have a mascot, she holds up a Persian that she found out back.
www.fortunecity.com /lavender/loxwood/711/41.html   (389 words)

 Marvel Graphics Database and RPG Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Legion of Substitute Heroes II In 2987, while on vacation on Kathoon, retired Legionnaire Cosmic Boy and his girlfriend, former member of the Legion of Substitute Heroes; Night Girl came across a Dominion plot to destroy Weber's World.
Thus was formed the second Legion of Substitute Heroes (Legion of Super-Heroes (2nd series) Annual # 3).
Even when the Legion Academy was forced to close its doors shortly after that, the group's main meeting place was removed, and the members quietly went their own ways.
www.dragonhero.com /lsh/subs2.html   (172 words)

Welcome to the OFFICIAL home of UK hard rock glam heroes GIRL who incredibly were only active from late 1978 - until Christmas 1982 but are still much in evidence in 2007.
Girl - The Rarities Collection - (recorded mainly at The Paris Theatre London 1980 and pre 1980 demos - This is an unofficial release).
"girl pick" is stuck to commemoration together with my pick at the body.
www.myspace.com /girlsheergreedofficial   (1265 words)

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No, these heroes were children just like me! And some of them were girls just like me! They were strong-minded girls, too, not perfect but capable, intelligent, multi-talented, girl heroes who got to have wonderful adventures.
It didn’t mean that girl heroes had to give up these things, oh no! It simply meant that a girl didn't define who she was as a girl hero by these outward things alone.
A girl hero in Narnia can act grownup in party dresses and enjoy lovely things and flirt with the boys when she wants to, but she can also go off in old clothes and get dirty and have adventures of other kinds when she wants to.
www.xanga.com /rindawriter/552253603/item.html   (4055 words)

 Women and Video Games
Involving girls in video games is important because it helps them to learn about technology, and thus familiarizes them with it, which is essential for the growing tech nological requirements that girls will increasingly face in schools, and throughout their lives.
With their work, we can expect to see more girl heroes in video games, and more boy and girl heroes who use their intelligence, depth of strength of character, and compassion to meet the challenges set before them.
In newer games like "ICO," where you are asked to step into the role of a young boy who must work alongside a girl to open locked doors while navigating a complex labyrinth in order to escape from an island filled with shadow-monsters.
www.recess.ufl.edu /transcripts/2004/0914.shtml   (501 words)

 Amazon.com: Nobody Gets the Girl: Books: James Maxey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
There were, however, a few glitches: there's a romantic situation which seems to spring from nowhere, and as a result I really couldn't buy it.
This is the kind of book you've been hungry for, the kind you can't put down even though it's 2 in the morning and tomorrow you have the most important business meeting of your life.
Nobody Gets the Girl isn't just a prose comic book, it's also an inventive science fiction novel, a romance, a character study, and the most original use of quantum physics I've ever come across.
www.amazon.com /Nobody-Gets-Girl-James-Maxey/dp/0972002626   (1569 words)

 Flaming Carrot vs. The Legion of Super-Heroes
Saturn Girl flew up to see if he was all right.
Saturn Girl screamed and shot into the sky carrying the man with her.
Phantom Girl and Saturn Girl both noticed his manly physique and nudged each other with their elbows.
www.flooby.com /fcvslsh.htm   (1139 words)

 Box Set Disc 2
Ruby Carol When this girl looks at me she just sets my soul aflame Ruby Ruby Ruby Baby Whoa oh oh oh oh Forgot it What are you gonna do now?
My children were raised You know they suddenly rise They started slow long ago Head to toe healthy weathy and often wise At three score and five I'm very much alive I still got the jive to survive with the heroes and villains 20.
"Heroes and Villains" (Intro) Previously unreleased Recorded 3/1/67 (according to box set) Brian Wilson/Van Dyke Parks Instrumental 25.
www.surfermoon.com /lyrics/box_set_2.html   (592 words)

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