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“Female heroes abound in literature, film and all walks of life, although most people don’t know that they do. Not surprising given how much they challenge the gender roles in which women and girls have historically been confined. This wonderful book shows female heroes breaking out of gender boxes left and right and illuminates new possibilities for the indomitable hero in all of us.”
--Kathleen Noble, Ph.D., author of The Sound of the Silver Horn: Reclaiming the heroism in contemporary women’s lives.
Jennifer K. Stuller is a writer and journalist, specializing in gender and sexuality in popular culture. She has been researching and speaking internationally on superwomen for over a decade, and has contributed to such publications as Geek Monthly, Washington CEO and the Encyclopedia of Gender and Society. Stuller also teaches at the University of Washington, her alma mater, and maintains two blogs: Ink-Stained Traveler and Ink-Stained Amazon. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
This was a well-researched, interesting and accessible study on the history and evolution of the depiction of female power in comics, television and film. Read morePublished 13 months ago by R. Goldy
This book is a fascinating read if you are at all interested in superheroines and powerful women - Buffy, Xena, Sydney Bristow et al - and their relationships with power, with the... Read morePublished on April 6, 2010 by Jeannine Hall Gailey