Heroes and the Press
It has just occurred to me, that there seem to be a LOT of superheroes who have reporters for girl friends. I'm not sure exactly why that is.
There is Lois Lane of course. The UBER-girlfriend. The Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, and incidentally Superman's girlfriend, occasional stalker, and finally wife. Lois was a career girl when most women's careers consisted of getting married and having babies. Lots and lots of babies. So I've always been rather proud of Lois for being the trail-blazer. Granted, she got a little nuts there for a while in the Silver Age, but what the heck.
Iris West, the love of Barry Allen's life is also a reporter. Iris doesn't have quite the following that Lois does, but nevertheless, she is out there drinking lattes and keeping the public informed.
Linda Park was a television journalist. She is also married to Wally West. Flashes sure seem to like journalists.
Carol Ferris may not have been a reporter, but she DID run her own company, which was pretty unusual for the time. Power Girl has her own company, at least some of the time. Heck, even Black Canary owned her own Flower Shoppe. Barbara Gordon was a librarian, and now she's basically running the world. Lady Blackhawk is a pilot. Heck, Huntress being a teacher is actually one of the more traditional workplace roles for women. I wouldn't misbehave in her class,I can tell you that.
I have to say that I'm proud of a heck of a lot of DC women, when it comes to supporting themselves. And I'm proud of the heroes who love them. And, as usual, I've wandered away from the original theory of my post, concerning why is it that so many superhero girlfriends seem to be into journalism. Are there any more that I've missed?