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Yet rarely have we seen such an abundance of women spoiling for a fight than in the New Hollywood cinema. ... The woman willing to fight is by no means a new film character.1 Her antecedents have appeared in numerous guises since Kate ...

Author: Silke Andris

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443804769

Category: Performing Arts

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Women Willing to Fight is a collection of essays that explores the presence of the fighting woman in contemporary Hollywood cinema. Drawn from a variety of genres, the authors examine the changing role, image and position of this figure in film over recent decades. The increasing dominance of this character and her repositioning as a protagonist reinvigorates discussion concerning the dynamics of film narrative and spectacle. Each contribution takes as its focus a central character from the Hollywood blockbuster era, examining in detail the motivations and implications of the fighting female. In doing so the collection raises significant questions about the place of the fighting woman in contemporary media and the relationships she forges on and off-screen. With a strong appreciation of the mixed messages inherent in images of fighting women, Women Willing to Fight seeks to draw attention to the embodied forms - physical, intellectual and emotional - through which female fighters are represented. The anthology places particular emphasis on the emergence of the physically empowered woman, a character for whom the body has become a weapon and a target. While early cinematic representations allowed women to voice their fury and frustration, today’s female fighters not only ‘speak up’ but ‘muscle up’. Putting aside the supernatural powers of many action heroines, this volume focuses on the kinds of fighting skills, abilities and desires that are engendered in characterisations of mortal women. To this end the volume implicitly addresses complex and cross-cultural notions of ‘extra-ordinary’ power. By examining the embodied arsenal that these characters possess and develop - through training, conditioning, and life experience - it considers the representation of motivation and metamorphoses into ‘the fighting woman’: how a woman fights holds implicit meaning and inevitably urges us to consider why and what she is fighting for.
2009-01-23 By Silke Andris

A television journalist explains why women need to learn how to consider their options and train their reflexes to react before they find themselves in a dangerous situation, walking readers through thirty-five key decisions they need to ...

Author: Lori Hartman Gervasi

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312357729

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

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A television journalist explains why women need to learn how to consider their options and train their reflexes to react before they find themselves in a dangerous situation, walking readers through thirty-five key decisions they need to make in order tos
2007-08-21 By Lori Hartman Gervasi

How can women feel good about themselves when society is constantly dictating what they can and should be? In FIGHT LIKE A GIRL, Lisa Bevere exhorts us to embrace the differences between sexes.

Author: Lisa Bevere

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780446537308

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Today's twisted pictures of gender roles create confusion over how a woman should define herself. Women and men are encouraged to move closer to center and away from the traits that distinguish male from female. How can women feel good about themselves when society is constantly dictating what they can and should be? In FIGHT LIKE A GIRL, Lisa Bevere exhorts us to embrace the differences between sexes. Her goal is to encourage women to celebrate the unique aspects of femininity. Instead of trying to adopt ill-fitting character traits, women should see themselves as designed and valued by God and savor their femininity as their strength, not a flaw.
2008-05-05 By Lisa Bevere

for her drinking; stress at work, anger at her mother, or wanting to have fun, Mark and her both know are just manipulations used to ... Women willing to fight come and go and William has developed an uncanny skill for finding them.

Author: Darin Waugh

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781387382491

Category: Fiction

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When accountant, Jenna Stone, unexpectedly becomes involved in an underground female fight club with an unlikely group of women, including her therapist, the women are forced to come together to take down the fight promoter who has started to exploit and abuse the fighters. They do this by creating their own safe and professional female fighting organization; Sisters of the Fight. The path to their first event is not an easy one, and involves a kidnapping, attempted murder, and a new relationship that Jenna will struggle to maintain as she works through her own propensity to "act out," and to let go of something that she calls, Mental Burn.
2017-11-27 By Darin Waugh

If they can find willing partners in companies, these women can be powerful agents for change and can create opportunity for a new generation of farmers. Membership in cocoa growing cooperatives can afford growers significant benefits, ...

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Publisher: Oxfam

ISBN: 9781780772677

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The book is a call-to-arms for women to rediscover the fury that has been suppressed by a society that, despite best efforts, still considers feminism to be a threat.

Author: Clementine Ford

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1786076039

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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An incendiary debut taking the world by storm, Fight Like A Girl is an essential manifesto for feminists new, old and soon-to-be. Online sensation and fearless feminist heroine, Clementine Ford is a beacon of hope and inspiration to thousands of women and girls. In the wake of Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo campaign, Ford uses a mixture of memoir, opinion and investigative journalism to expose just how unequal the world continues to be for women. Personal, inspiring and courageous, Fight Like A Girl is an essential manifesto for feminists new, old and soon-to-be. The book is a call-to-arms for women to rediscover the fury that has been suppressed by a society that, despite best efforts, still considers feminism to be a threat. Urgently needed, Fight Like a Girl is a passionate, rallying cry that will awaken readers to the fact they are not alone and there’s a brighter future where men and women can flourish equally – and that’s something worth fighting for.
2020-01-14 By Clementine Ford

However, adult status for women, as well as for men, rests on marriage. A woman willing to conform to an arranged marriage need compete with no other to obtain this status, though as a co-wife, she might later have cause to fight.

Author: Victoria Katherine Burbank

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520302761

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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Fighting is common among contemporary Aboriginal women in Mangrove, Australia. Women fight with men and with other women—often with “the other woman.” Victoria Burbank’s depiction of these women offers a powerful new perspective that can be applied to domestic violence in Western settings. Noting that Aboriginal women not only talk without shame about their angry emotions but also express them in acts of aggression and defense, Burbank emphasizes the positive social and cultural implications of women’s refusal to be victims. She explores questions of hierarchy and the expression of emotions, as well as women’s roles in domestic violence. Human aggression can be experienced and expressed in different ways, she says, and is not necessarily always “wrong.” Fighting Women is relevant to discussions of aggression and gender relations in addition to debates on the victimization of women and children everywhere. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1994.

Although I have tried to include pieces of the women's eight-hour fight in this project, it is really a study unto itself. Protestant leaders were much more willing to join the fight against over work for women much earlier in the ...

Author: William Andrew Mirola

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000042753339

Category: Church and industry

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Not brave like Penny who would fight me for sake of kin. Human females will fight better. I teach to fight like small orc.” “Interesting,” Black Herran replied. “I am all in favour of arming any women willing to fight.

Author: Cameron Johnston

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 9780857669094

Category: Fiction

Page: 438

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When you are all out of heroes, all that’s left are the villains. Black Herran was a dread demonologist, and the most ruthless general in all Essoran. She assembled the six most fearsome warriors to captain her armies: a necromancer, a vampire lord, a demigod, an orcish warleader, a pirate queen, and a twisted alchemist. Together they brought the whole continent to its knees… Until the day she abandoned her army, on the eve of total victory. 40 years later, she must bring her former captains back together for one final stand, in the small town of Tarnbrooke – the last bastion against a fanatical new enemy tearing through the land, intent on finishing the job Black Herran started years before. Seven bloodthirsty monsters. One town. Their last hope. File Under: Fantasy [ Heroes or Horrors? | Flames and Faith | Blood and Guts | Hell Demons ]
2021-08-10 By Cameron Johnston

Surveys and statistics show that women now do not wish to fight men – political lesbianism is someone else ' s battleground . They seem instead to want to find ways of fulfilling all aspects of their selves in both the private and ...

Author: Rebecca Abrams

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105016374808

Category: Businesswomen

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1993 By Rebecca Abrams