Category Archives: fantasy

The Damsel in Distress trope, alive and well

Tropes vs Women in Video Games by Anita Sarkeesian, feministfrequency.com, March 7, 2013 As a trope, the Damsel in Distress is a plot device in which a female character is placed in a perilous situation from which she cannot escape on her own … Continue reading

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What does Tolkien offer to women?

The sorority of the Ring By Cath Elliott, The Guardian March 17, 2010 How can I be a feminist and a The Lord of the Rings geek? Because Tolkien has more to offer women than critics may think. I know … Continue reading

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Rowling Magic

J.K. Rowling, author of the best-selling Harry Potter book series, delivers her Commencement Address, “The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination,” at the Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association. “The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the … Continue reading

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