Review: Lessons from The Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture

The Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture Elyce Rae Helford, Shiloh Carroll, Sarah Gray, and Michael R. Howard II University Press of Mississippi November 2, 2016 As a pop culture enthusiast and active feminist, I’ve had countless conversations (some would say, “arguments”) about the status of fictional women in comics, books, movies, and television shows. There is usually one person in these conversations who insists I need to be less easily offended because fiction is just that–fiction. Bah! As Jacques Derrida said, “The truth inhabits fiction as the master of the house.” In other words, fiction reflects our...

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