Logan: A tale of two patriarchies

Competing patriarchies do battle over ownership of a girl with claws. Mexicans star for two minutes as car thieves and mothers who didn’t even get screen time. Enjoyment of film: 7/10 But when you think about it: -6/-10 Overall: 1/10 I’m not a Wolverine fan, in the sense that I’m not a fan of the X-Men franchise,…

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Great Giana Sisters vs Super Mario Bros vs Gendered Narratives

(In which Great is determined to be more notable than Super) Anita Sarkessian of Feminist Frequency recently posted part three of “Tropes vs Women in Video Games” video, which deals with the “Damsel in Distress” tropes. It is a classic trope (warning: Tvtropes.com see you in 6 hours) that Sarkessian (author/presenter of Feminist Frequency) demonstrates…

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Ethics and Emancipation in Postfeminist Hollywood

My Master of Arts (Research) thesis in Cultural Studies, completed at University of Sydney in 2012. Downloads: Thesis: Ethics and Emancipation in postfeminist Hollywood Thesis Data: Gendered divisions of creative labour in Hollywood. Abstract The thesis develops new methods to critique postfeminist film by combining research into production cultures with an analysis of representations of…

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Thelma and Louise are not enough!

Towards the end of my Masters thesis (which is currently under examination) I have a section called “Thelma and Louise are not enough!”. It may as well have been “Bridget Jones is not enough!” or “Carrie Bradshaw is not enough” “Ellen Riply is not enough” or any number of “positive” representations of women in film….

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