By Brenda Bethman
Yesterday, Anitra wrote about Bella and Katniss from the perspective of female empowerment and YA fiction. For today’s linkage love, I want to continue the Twilight and Hunger Games theme with links to articles that discuss both series from a feminist perspective.
“The Twilight of Intercourse” is a fascinating read that looks at the series through the perspective of second wave feminism and contains one of the most amusing quotes I’ve read in a long time:
In short, the millions of tweens trooping in lockstep to the Cineplex to see the latest Twilight saga installment might as well be trekking over Dworkin’s corpse. It’s a wonder she doesn’t just rise right out of the ground, fangs bared, spitting blood, and personally castrate both Robert Pattison and Taylor Lautner with a rusty cleaver out of pure spite.
“Twilight vs. Hunger Games” from The Atlantic discusses why “grown-ups” love to hate Bella but love Katniss
“Katniss vs. Bella: Which One is Your Fictional Feminist?” is a response to the piece above
“The Sexual Politics of The Hunger Games” at Salon looks at the two heroines and their power (or lack thereof)
And, finally, “Why Katniss vs. Bella Doesn’t Help Anybody”
What about y’all? Read anything good about Katniss and Bella lately? Please share your links! Or just talk about the movie if you’ve seen it.
PS: We will get back to talking about tech soon, I promise — but right now, we’re all caught up in the Hunger Games excitement!