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Feminist Frequency: True Grit, Mattie Ross and Feminism?Add to Queue

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  • Date posted : Jan 01, 1970


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Mattie Ross is the star of the award winning film True Grit. She is a remarkable character being cast as a strong, tough, independent, and determined young woman. While I think Mattie's character is (unfortunately) rare in major Hollywood films, many people have been quick to call her a feminist character... I have a slightly different take. If you were to create your own fictional female character, what traits do you think a good feminist character would and wouldn't embody? More information and full transcript available at http://www.feministfrequency.com/2011/03/true-grit-mattie-ross-and-feminism/

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