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Female Protagonist

The Fissure in Our Princess Freeze-Out

Claire Shipman | Posted 04.30.2014 | Parents
Claire Shipman

Our girls have to get messy and learn to relish what they can do, even if -- or especially if -- that power causes trouble.

Hit and Myth: The Heat

Laura Shamas, Ph.D. | Posted 09.01.2013 | Entertainment
Laura Shamas, Ph.D.

Angry and funny female avengers, enacting aspects of the infernal Roman Goddesses known as The Furies, inhabit the new hit female buddy film The Heat.

The Legacy of Katniss, or, Why We Should Stop 'Protecting' Manhood and Teach Boys to Embrace the Heroine

Elizabeth Vail | Posted 02.02.2013 | Books
Elizabeth Vail

Reading is supposed to expand one's horizons. It's supposed to enable people to experience lives and cultures and people they would otherwise never get to -- and maybe even discover that the people who live those lives aren't so very different.

Joe Satran

2012: Year Of The Female Action Hero?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 07.02.2012 | Entertainment

In fall 2009, movie producer Nina Jacobson was faced with a classic Hollywood dilemma -- to pitch or not to pitch. Jacobson's colleague, Bryan Unke...

'Brave' Gives Us A Female Protagonist -- But Still Falls Short

Salon | Posted 06.20.2012 | Women

Merida, the fiery Scottish princess voiced by Kelly Macdonald in Pixar's new animated adventure "Brave," belongs to the same category as Dora the Expl...