I Can Be Your Hero, Baby

An interesting discussion of the evolution of pop culture presentations of heroism and emotional intelligence.

The Logan Institute for the Study of Superhero Masculinities

I can kiss away your tears.

What the hell is with the Enrique Iglesias reference? We all know I have better taste in music. But I think it’s interesting that this pop song equates heroism with emotional support. I think the idea of a hero as emotionally engaged with the people they save is implicit in much of our superhero fictions. However, it’s rarely made explicit, except through romantic connections male heroes often form with women they save.

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