Much ink has been spilled in praise of Katniss Everdeen as a strong, flawed, mold-breaking heroine. But as the second Hunger Games movie storms the box office, Peeta Mellark—the baker, the nurturer, the feeder—is having his own moment. And well he should.
Ever since there have been fairy tales, there has been feminist re-appropriation of fairy tales. And, the moral of the story often shifts with the mores of the time.
Too attached to Edward Cullen for your feminist sensibilities? Just in time for Thanksgiving, here’s an unorthodox guide to kicking the Twilight habit.
It may not escape some of the conservative currents that inform vampire stories, but True Blood does a good job of scrambling and subverting them.