Heroine Content Links #31: True Grit, superhero movies, Ripley, Joan of Arc, etc.

On women kicking ass in action films:

Other stuff I liked:

This post was originally published on Heroine Content, a feminist and anti-racist movie blog that ran from July 2006 to May 2012.

5 thoughts on “Heroine Content Links #31: True Grit, superhero movies, Ripley, Joan of Arc, etc.

  1. Ide Cyan

    I saw a trailer for the movie “Hanna” last week-end when I went to the cinema, and I’m pretty psyched about it. Saoirse Ronan as a mysterious kick-ass teenager and Cate Blanchett as a shadowy government (?) agent trying to find her. Looks really cool.

    Although I’m a little bit tired of the trope whereby the kick-ass teenage girl is raised and taught to fight by her father alone. It’s old, already. The girls who were being taught to fight by their fathers, or surviving as children on their own 30 years ago ought to be teaching their own daughters by now. Grown-up Newts! (And no, don’t talk to be about Lisbeth Salander. She’s a Pippi Longstocking expy, for crying out loud: where are *Pippi’s* granddaughters?!)

  2. Miranda BadRep


    We love the whole concept of this blog and are really pleased you like Markgraf’s articles – thanks for linking us!

    At the moment I’m building a links page for our site and Heroine Content will naturally be featured on it. Really enjoying the debate/pieces on the Millennium Trilogy films, which we haven’t actually covered over on BR, but I’m fascinated by them.

    – Miranda (BadRep’s editor and general admin bod)

  3. Rob Mars

    “Apt. 11D’s post All Hail Strong Women links to a lovely slideshow by the New York Times. Compare these women’s arms to the arms on many action heroines.”

    Thank you for linking this, for I had not seen it. The slide show is beautiful and awe-inspiring. You see in the slides strong women, and how raw power manifests itself in life. Sadly, your point about the typical action heroine is valid.

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