[Epub] ➝ Action Chicks ➞ Sherrie A. Inness – Bassgrotto.co.uk

Action Chicks Xena, Buffy, Lara Croft, La Femme Nikita The Women Of Pop Culture Are Center Stage And Tougher Than Ever Action Chicks Is A Groundbreaking Collection Highlighting The Heroines Who Fascinate Us What Can They Tell Us About How Popular Culture Depicts Women Do The Characters Escape Traditional Gender Role Expectations Or Do They Adhere To Sexual, Racial, Ethnic, And Class Stereotypes The Essays In Action Chicks Provide A New Look At These Icons And Their Relationship To The Popular Media Machine This Is A Thought Provoking Anthology That Is Bound To Change How We Think About Gender And Toughness.


10 thoughts on “Action Chicks

  1. says:

    In the media there seems to be this perplexing idea that the only way to be a feminist female character is to be a tomboy Any from of girlyness is seem as a weakness On the website TV Tropes they list a trope called Real Women Never Wear Dresses , in which talk about the backlash female characters receive for being overly girly This is especially true when it comes to action heroines, where there seems to an aversion to make the character too girly and instead making her genderless or masc In the media there seems to be this perplexing idea that the only way to be a feminist female character is to be a tomboy Any from of girlyness is seem as a weakness On the website TV Tropes they list a trope called Real Women Never Wear Dresses , in which talk about the backlash female characters receive for being overly girly This is especially true when it comes to action heroines, where there seems to an aversion to make the character too girly and instead making her genderless or masculine While this may create a truly interesting character as in the case of Ellen Ripley from the Alien franchise who Entertainment Weekly praised as being one of the first female movie characters who isn t defined by the men around her, or by her relationship to them EW Yet why is it that James Bond is allowed to be smooth, sexy, a womanizer and one of the greatest action icons of all time, when in a movie like ...


  2. says:

    This was a really interesting read Though a little outdated now was published in 2004 it provided some really good discussions of how toughness and femininity intersect and how masculinity is preventing the rise of truly tough women who are allowed to be both tough and feminine It s definitely worth taking those ideas that are presented in these essays and applying them tomodern source material, such as Gal Gadot s Wonder Woman and Jessica Jones and other new tough females in movie...


  3. says:

    On the whole, the chapters were clearly argued, on interesting topics with insightful points Most of the chapters felt accessible to me as a non academic and many included information in notes that added to my understanding.A handful of chapters seemed somewhat lacking in novel arguments, and instead reiterated their initial point, resulting in them feeling a little repetitive The two chapters that I enjoyed most were the ones on La Femme Nikita and sacrificial heroines Despite never having On the whole, the chapters were clearly argued, on interesting topics with insightful points Most of the chapters felt accessible to me as a non academic and many included information in notes that added to my understanding.A handful of chapters seemed somewhat lacking in novel arguments, and instead reiterated their initial point, resulting in them feeling a little repetitive The two chapters that I enjoyed most were the ones on La Fem...


  4. says:

    I always think Im going to like these pop culture analysis books, but end up disappointed when I find that by and large the essayists hate their subject It s especially egregious when pop culture is the topic It s like the authors feel that in order to be taken seriously as a professor, they should hate everything Sorry, but I d rather be taught by someone who loves their subject.That being said, this one was better than most One essayist acknowledged that while he she found a lok to critic I always think Im going to like these pop culture analysis books, but end up disappointed when I find that by and large the essayists hate their subject It s especially egregious when pop culture is the topic It s like the authors feel that in order to be taken seriously as a professor, they should hate everything Sorry, but I d rather be taught by someone who loves their subject.That being said, this one was better than most One essayist acknowledged that while he she found a lok to critic...


  5. says:

    Disappointing Only two essays Charlene Tung s Embodying an Image Gender, Race, and Sexuality in La Femme Nikita, and Marilyn Yaquinto s Mamas, Molls, and Mob Wives displayed any awareness of intersectional feminism, and actually critiqued social structures All other essays were hung up on essentializing gender performance to an almost comical level Guns are objects, not penises, and anyone can fire one That guns arecommonly associated with displays of male violence and aggression Disappointing Only two essays Charlene Tung s Embodying an Image Gender, Race, and Sexuality in La Femme Nikita, and Marilyn Yaquinto s Mamas, Molls, and Mob Wives displayed any awareness of intersectional feminism, and actually critiqued social struct...


  6. says:

    Mostly an interesting read, however there were several essays where I disagreed with the author on major points, felt that they were contradicting themselves, or didn t go far enough in their exploration of the subject.


  7. says:

    A collection of essays on feminism in popular culture, again focusing on action and science fiction genres Adetailed review is forthcoming.


  8. says:

    Poses quite a few questions and has a lot of valid points and theories Pleasure studying this book


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