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Emily Jane @emiiilyjane ?

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  • Emily Jane wrote a new blog post: Katniss Everdeen: Feminist hero in teenage fiction at last?   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    After Twilight’s Bella Swan left an entire generation of girls lusting after what is essentially an abusive and controlling relationship described as the ultimate declaration of true love, it’s safe to say that teenage fiction needs a new empowering female protagonist for damage control. After watching the film and reading the books, my initial thoughts were [...]

  • Emily Jane wrote a new blog post: “Bones” and its treatment of a transgender murder victim   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    Although a huge fan of the TV series Bones, when I first came across the episode entitled “The He in the She”, I became a little worried. The television and film industry is notorious for handling trans characters in a way that is nowhere near sensitive or courteous; in fact, many people do not even see [...]

  • Emily Jane commented on the blog post Reading classic literature through feminist eyes   2 years, 3 months ago · View

    Thanks for your comments :) Jacqueline: My dad read LOTR to me when I was young, maybe 11 at the most? I’m eager to see how it compares when I read it myself when I finally get round to it. Although Little Women is a children’s book, I don’t think I’d let a very young [...]

  • Emily Jane wrote a new blog post: Reading classic literature through feminist eyes   2 years, 3 months ago · View

    Having recently decided to re-read Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women series (the last time being when I was around 10 years old), I’ve noticed there are many aspects to the story that I’m struggling to come to terms with. What started off as a desire to expand my knowledge of the Classics, has turned into an analysis [...]

  • Recently, top fashion magazine Vogue announced it was not going to use “obviously anorexic” models. On the surface, this appears to be a good step in the right direction. Without a doubt, the media plays a huge part in influencing the way we think about our bodies, largely teaching us that skinny is desirable and [...]

  • Emily Jane became a registered member   2 years, 3 months ago · View

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