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A couple of interesting articles...

Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:52 pm
by bretonlass
... about the representation of women in movies:

http://www.overthinkingit.com/2008/08/1 ... for-women/

http://www.overthinkingit.com/2010/10/1 ... flowchart/

Comment away!

Cheers,

Eloise :)

Re: A couple of interesting articles...

Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:21 pm
by bretonlass

Re: A couple of interesting articles...

Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:53 am
by Windwalker
Terrific articles, Eloise! Thank you for noting them -- they're important at all times, but particularly pertinent to me right now because I'm girding my loins to reply to a despicable column in the Apex blog. I wrote about it on the blog yesterday: Standing at Thermopylae. I bet you will like the art I chose... *smile*

Re: A couple of interesting articles...

Posted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:56 am
by bretonlass
... and for the sake of argument, another one about women's instruction:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/20/opini ... yt&emc=rss

Notwithstanding any political leanings, it does tell a lot about the atomization of knowledge in our society.

And much as I like the photo that goes with your blog post, I thing that mayhap one of these photos might have been good also:
http://arwen-undomiel.com/images/eowyn/ ... otK_11.jpg
http://arwen-undomiel.com/images/eowyn/ ... _sword.jpg

Remember the bit of dialogue that went with the last scene:

Aragorn: You have some skill with a blade.
Eowyn: The women of this country learned long ago, those without swords can still die upon them. I fear neither death nor pain.
Aragorn: What do you fear, my lady?
Eowyn: A cage. To stay behind bars until use and old age accept them and all chance of valor has gone beyond recall or desire.
Aragorn: You are a daughter of kings, a Shieldmaiden of Rohan. I do not think that will be your fate.


Would that all men were open-minded like Aragorn!

Cheers,

Eloise :)

Re: A couple of interesting articles...

Posted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:19 am
by Windwalker
Eloise, those are tremendous!

I chose the one of Gandalf for several reasons: he doesn't wear any armor; he looks so small yet indomitable against his huge adversary; and given the angle, it could be a woman or a man facing the Balrog. In some ways, I identify with him because he's older... as I am myself! *smile*

Re: A couple of interesting articles...

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:42 am
by bretonlass
About the recent pick-up of the Wonder Woman series by NBC:

http://www.wired.com/underwire/2011/01/wonder-woman-tv/

I really hope that the show's producers will read that article! And I totally agree with their suggestion for the title character, too...

Cheers,

Eloise :)