Well, I had the flip side of that discussion this morning with Alice, 3. She spotted this green woman on a plastic cup and asked about her.
"Who's that, Daddy?"I was taken aback by this, but I guess our culture mostly presents aliens as male. They're called Little Green Men, after all, not Little Green People.
"Some kind of alien."
"But it's a girl."
"Aliens can't be girls?"
So now I'm on the hunt for good female alien role models for my daughter (there's a sentence I never thought I'd type).
I came across this video on the "Top 10 Sexy Female Aliens," but it doesn't seem appropriate for a 3-year-old.
There's always the female alien from "Aliens," but murdering an entire unit of Colonial Marines is not the kind of behavior we're trying to pattern for Alice.
This may take awhile...