Posts Tagged: Carrie

Hearse and Home: How Stephen King Saved My Girlhood


Down the steps of the second-story apartment above the hearse garage and across the alley was the library. ...more

Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #29: Literary Bitches


All too often, it gets hurled at strong women like a boulder of hate tied up with a big red misogynistic bow. ...more

Carrie and the “Strong Female Character”


“The “strong female character” who comes closest to equaling Carrie’s volume of carnage is arguably the Bride. But before she turns the House of Blue Leaves into a crimson slip-and-slide, she is battered in flashback after flashback…Before she gets to knife her enemies in the heart or claim their severed limbs, she must lose her husband-to-be and her unborn baby.”

Rumpus contributor Laura Bogart breaks down the correlation to what is perceived as “the strong female character” and on screen violence.