Posts Tagged: heroines

The Catch-22 of Representation


Heroine Complex author Sarah Kuhn writes on her impulse as a child to dislike Jubilee, the Marvel superhero she was “supposed” to identify with as an Asian-American woman, and the pressures of creating representative characters for women of color in a marketplace with so few:

Instead of worrying that the entertainment I consumed elevated bad representation, I worried that the entertainment I created did the same.


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The Slow Fall of the Hot Heroine


If nothing else, it’s the opinion of other women that encroaches on mine. Resemblances spark my joy; differences become character flaws. ...more


The Saturday Rumpus Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens


However, it’s taken me too long to say: The Force Awakens really is a fun and breathtaking movie ...more