“The Dark Knight Rises,” Specifically Catwoman, Gets Gloria Steinem’s Seal Of Approval (Spoiler Alert)

Jessica Wakeman | July 19, 2012 - 5:00 pm

“I saw ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ last night, and among other things, Catwoman is a feminist superhero with a story line and transformation of her own — plus class consciousness, a girl buddy, equal skills with the Batman equipment, and an apartment of her own in Old Town.  And she gets the guy.”

It’s the movie endorsement you’ve all been waiting for: iconic feminist Gloria Steinem gives a thumbs-up to “The Dark Knight Rises.” Okay, I am pretty sure you were not waiting for that endorsement. [It’s worth noting that Steinem’s husband was David Bale, who died in 2003, and she is therefore Christian’s step-mom, which may make her a tiny bit biased. That said, the movie looks gooood. — Editor] But I am happy to hear she thinks Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman is a great role. The words “feminist superhero” are ones we can always use to more of in the mainstream! [Women & Hollywood]