Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Manic Pixie Dream Girl

Special thanks to my rock star students, Caroline Slavin and Kate Woodward, for giving me the heads up about this wonderful YouTube video, "Feminist Frequency:  Conversations with Pop Culture."  This particular video has garnered almost 100,000 hits and nicely explains the media's trope of the "Manic Pixie Dream Girl." 

Take a peek at this fascinating explanation about the preponderance of women characters written to "fix lonely sad men so they (the lonely, sad men) can fix the world."  Of course, as this video so aptly points out, women are not just muses -- frankly, never were -- but are their own selves, with passion, ideas, problems, ambition and life journeys of their own.

Enjoy this clip, then pass it along:  Manic Pixie Dream Girls

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