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Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology by Jennifer K. Stuller

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  SChant | Apr 27, 2013 |
In Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors, Jennifer K. Stuller looks at the history of modern superwomen, starting with Wonder Woman and ending with Buffy, Max Guevara and The Bride. She takes a look at the commonalities between their stories and the development superwomen in general went through, as well as pointing out the sexism that’s still very prevalent.

Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors is a quick, entertaining read. It’s also insightful, especially if you haven’t thought much about the topic yet, making it basically the perfect book for people who would like to get into feminist popculture analysis.

Read more on my blog: http://kalafudra.wordpress.com/2012/06/25/ink-stained-amazons-and-cinematic-warr... ( )
  kalafudra | Jul 1, 2012 |
re you a feminist? Are you a genre-TV-and-movie geek? Do you ever ask yourself ‘what would Buffy do’? Then you need to read this book. Stuller concentrates on TV and graphic novels for the most part, and it is /kind/ of depressing that almost every show in this book has been cancelled…and we’re now innundated with gossip girls and pretty little liars who are most spectacularly lame in the superpower department.Still, relive the glory days of Buffy, Xena, Dark Angel et al and hope some new blood is inspired to make women super again. ( )
  Aerialgrrrl | Aug 5, 2011 |
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A lot of people disapprove of female superheroes. _ Roz Kaveny
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For Ryan
You are the Superman to my Superwoman
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In Sam Raimi's 2002 film, Spiderman 2, Aunt May tells her nephew, Peter Parker, that she believes "there's a hero in all of us."
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"Women have been led to believe that superheroes and heroism are not for them, and that they are little more than love interests, or sidekicks who stand by their supermen. This is a false proposition argues Jennifer K. Stuller, as she uncovers the true history of how superwomen are represented in popular culture. She reveals how, from Wonder Woman to Buffy Summers, Emma Peel to Sydney Brislow, Charlie's Angels to The Powerpuff Girls, the female hero in modern mythology has broken through the boys' club barrier of tradition for shining, if all too brief, moments." "The book details the notable differences in how women and men are represented as heroic in modern myth. Love and compassion, spies and sexuality, daddy's girls, and the complicated roles of superwomen who are also mothers are all explored. The spotlight is also turned onto men and women who have created modern myths with a strong female presence and Stuller concludes by speculating on the future of gender representation in superheroic myth." "A useful appendix offers resources for further information about feminist fangirl blogging, activism, and fiction, and the book features a glossary of modern mythic women."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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