While you’ve probably already heard the news, you may not have thought how it affected one of our favorite (and my personal favorite) 80’s properties. I’ve been slow to get this up (my apologies) but instantly upon hearing the news, I instantly thought about how growing up I had already seen women in combat. The ladies of G.I.Joe, may have even inspired some women out there, as the men of Joe inspired many boys to grow up to be soldiers. To me, it at least helped with acceptance. Even before this news was up the Joe movies were continuing to stick to the comics and cartoons and show us women in combat. The upcoming G.I.Joe retaliation has two tough ladies fighting on the Joe team.
While G.I.Joe may not be as well known as say G.I.Jane the movie, as portraying women in combat, it’s done it’s part, and will continue to do so.
To all our real G.I.Joes and G.I.Janes out there God bless, and although the ban is only just now lifted, we are thankful for the lives of all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and this has already included women.
To Hasbro, way to predict the future and thanks for showing us positive portrayals of some tough ladies.
For those curious the list of female G.I.Joes are: Scarlet, Lady Jaye, Covergirl, Jinx, G.I.Jane, Bombstrike/also called Bombshell, Mayday, Doc II, Dailtone II, Hashtag, Helix, Freestyle, Vorana (or Diana/Volga), Firewall, Firewall II (IDW) Chameleon, Chameleon II (IDW)and I might even be missing some more from the IDW run.
Keep up the good work ladies