If your snotty hot take on a genre starts with "Not having read much of [genre] myself...", please stop, delete essay, set computer on fire.
Ghostbusters was my childhood, too, dudes. I don't say "why," I say "fucking finally."
Also loving that we currently have Jessica Jones AND Supergirl AND Agent Carter and they are all awesome in different ways.
I write Asian American superheroine protagonists not just because I *wanted* a mirror as a kid -- but because I *needed* one. And still do.