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Heroine With a Thousand Faces: The Rise of the Female Savior

April 9, 2012

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Male hero figures abound in our culture. But lately, they just don’t seem to be getting the job done. Photo Credit: shutterstock By Lynn Parramore, AlterNet Posted on April 8, 2012, Printed on April 9, 2012 http://www.alternet.org/story/154784/heroine_with_a_thousand_faces%3A_the_rise_of_the_female_savior Hard times were made for heroes. In the face of oppression, it’s natural to want a savior – […]

She’ll Rough You Up

January 16, 2012

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Jan 16, 2012Move over, Angelina. Gina Carano is the latest female warrior to grace the big screen. Ewan McGregor is shaking in his boots. “You shouldn’t think of her as being a woman…that would be a mistake,” he warns in Steven Soderbergh’s new spy thriller, Haywire. The object of his anger is vengeful Mallory Kane, […]

Fashion And Female Heroes Debate: Fantasy Or Objectivity?

January 2, 2012

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January 1, 2012by Jason Bowles Jennifer Lopez at the 2000 Grammy Awards In his excellent book ‘The Supergirls: Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines’, author Mike Madrid raises an interesting point. In 2000, Jennifer Lopez attended the annual Grammy Awards in a sheer green Versace dress with a neckline that plunged […]

Fashion And Female Heroes Debate: Fantasy Or Objectivity?

January 2, 2012

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January 1, 2012by Jason Bowles Jennifer Lopez at the 2000 Grammy Awards In his excellent book ‘The Supergirls: Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines’, author Mike Madrid raises an interesting point. In 2000, Jennifer Lopez attended the annual Grammy Awards in a sheer green Versace dress with a neckline that plunged […]