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Miss Representation

Dr. Caroline Heldman breaks it down 

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Amazing video. Should be required viewing for high school students. I may make it required viewing for my future college students.

“The Fighting Fucktoy” is my new favourite phrase.

See: Why male gaze is awful and needs to be addressed

This documentary was awesome and powerful definitely recommend that you guys watch it! 

A subject we referenced a couple of times before, which constantly needs to be reiterated: there’s a crucial difference between female characters being primarily badass while incidentally sexy and characters being primarily sexy while incidentally badass. 

It’s super disingenuous to obviously design a heroine’s look, personality and actions around (straight) male gaze appeal and repackage it as female empowerment just because she’s technically a powerful hero (or sometimes, a villain).

~Ozzie

This week’s throwback: Fighting F*cktoy or “How to make absolutely no progress in the way female characters are depicted and repackage it as empowerment”.

~Ozzie

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