Why Batman Is Better Than Superman

Why Batman Is Better Than Superman

The battle between superheroes.

With the upcoming release of "Batman v Superman," I have been thinking a lot about who is the better superhero. I know, it's like comparing apples to oranges; they are both great, but ultimately only one can prevail as the superior. In this case, Batman is the standout and for many reasons.

Unlike Superman, Batman has awesome gadgets. I grew up watching the Batman movies and one thing I always looked forward to was seeing the gadgets he was going to use against his enemies. His black leather suit was armed with a utility belt that held several of them. The batarang was one weapon that changed throughout the franchise. The computerized batarang was first shown-in the movies, at least, in "Batman Returns" and there has been several different versions in the other films. But, by far one of the coolest is the line launcher which allows him to get to other places. A villain is getting away? Well, they won't get too far when Batman uses his line launcher to get to them.

Another way for Batman to get around is with one of his many vehicles. The Batmobile, Batplane and Batcycle get him around on the ground and in the air. Yes, Superman can fly, but who wouldn't want to ride in the Batmobile?

Wayne Manor might seem like a normal billionaire's mansion, but housed underneath is the coolest space ever, the Batcave. This place holds everything that Batman uses. His various suits, his vehicles and the weapons that he uses are all held in this area. This is the ultimate superhero lair.

But most of all, Batman is better than Superman because he is more relatable. Sure, not all of us are billionaire playboys who fight crime in their spare time, but we are all human. Superman is an alien from another world. Batman had to overcome the murder of his parents and work towards his skills to relentlessly pursue justice. Even though by being human he has weaknesses that Superman doesn't have, his tenacity and the fact that he never gives up, despite those weaknesses, makes him the prevailing superhero.

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I'm The Girl Who'd Rather Raise A Family Than A Feminist Protest Sign

You raise your protest picket signs and I’ll raise my white picket fence.

Social Media feeds are constantly filled with quotes on women's rights, protests with mobs of women, and an array of cleverly worded picket signs.

Good for them, standing up for their beliefs and opinions. Will I be joining my tight-knit family of the same gender?

Nope, no thank you.

Don't get me wrong, I am not going to be oblivious to my history and the advancements that women have fought to achieve. I am aware that the strides made by many women before me have provided us with voting rights, a voice, equality, and equal pay in the workforce.

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For that, I am deeply thankful. But at this day in age, I know more female managers in the workforce than male. I know more women in business than men. I know more female students in STEM programs than male students. So what’s with all the hype? We are girl bosses, we can run the world, we don’t need to fight the system anymore.

Please stop.

Because it is insulting to the rest of us girls who are okay with being homemakers, wives, or stay-at-home moms. It's dividing our sisterhood, and it needs to stop.

All these protests and strong statements make us feel like now we HAVE to obtain a power position in our career. It's our rightful duty to our sisters. And if we do not, we are a disappointment to the gender and it makes us look weak.

Weak to the point where I feel ashamed to say to a friend “I want to be a stay at home mom someday.” Then have them look at me like I must have been brain-washed by a man because that can be the only explanation. I'm tired of feeling belittled for being a traditionalist.


Because why should I feel bad for wanting to create a comfortable home for my future family, cooking for my husband, being a soccer mom, keeping my house tidy? Because honestly, I cannot wait.

I will have no problem taking my future husband’s last name, and following his lead.

The Bible appoints men to be the head of a family, and for wives to submit to their husbands. (This can be interpreted in so many ways, so don't get your panties in a bunch at the word “submit”). God specifically made women to be gentle and caring, and we should not be afraid to embrace that. God created men to be leaders with the strength to carry the weight of a family.

However, in no way does this mean that the roles cannot be flipped. If you want to take on the responsibility, by all means, you go girl. But for me personally? I'm sensitive, I cry during horror movies, I'm afraid of basements and dark rooms. I, in no way, am strong enough to take on the tasks that men have been appointed to. And I'm okay with that.

So please, let me look forward to baking cookies for bake sales and driving a mom car.

And I'll support you in your endeavors and climb to the top of the corporate ladder. It doesn't matter what side you are on as long as we support each other, because we all need some girl power.

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