Two articles over at Bleeding Cool are worth pointing out immediately.
Both pertain to the Women of Marvel panel. A panel that I hope continues to grow.
It covers a lot of interesting topics and continues to show this is an area of fiction that still has a lot to fight for. I think it's best if I just turn you to the links in question. There's not much I can add or really should add as Kelly Sue Deconnick puts it quite well. You can check out both pieces here and here.
She's absolutely right too on all fronts. The battles today on all topics of equality are things that need to be won so the children of tomorrow don't have to face them or will at least know they aren't alone in facing them. If we want a better future for kids that haven't been born yet and the ones starting to grow up in this modern age, we need to fight for it and win.
Do we not owe them that?