The New Thor Is a Big Deal, But Not Because She’s a Woman

July 15, 2014 8:56 PM

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The New Thor Is a Big Deal, But Not Because She’s a Woman

In case you haven’t heard, Thor is now a girl. In an announcement on The View this morning, it was revealed that a woman will soon be wielding the Mjölnir in the Marvel comics. Naturally, people went nuts over the news. It was, to borrow a phrase from Vice President Joe Biden, a big f*cking deal. But as much as the importance of a new female superhero can’t be understated, the way the news traveled and how it spread might be the more game-changing event.

Think of it this way: This news broke on a daytime talk show. Like, the kind your parents/grandparents are probably tuned in to. View host Whoopi Goldberg actually told Middle America, “Thor, the God of Thunder, he messed up. He is no longer worthy to hold that damn hammer of his. And for the first ...

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