Sponsored Collection

Atlantic Books for the Holidays


Girls Who Bite Back

Witches, Mutants, Slayers and Freaks

edited by Emily Pohl-weary

0 ratings
0 of 5
comments: 0
reviews: 0
add a tag
Please login or register to use this feature.

women's studies, feminism & feminist theory
list price: $26.95
category: Social Science
published: 2004
imprint: Women's Press

Taking on the bombshell spies, slayers, witches and assassins who are fighting their way into movies and television shows everywhere, Girls Who Bite Back examines what these new role models for young women are really about.

With rich insight as well as wry irreverence, Girls Who Bite Back cuts through the layers of the new "female power," questioning its corporate origins and investigating issues of race and sexual orientation. From Little Orphan Annie to Kill Bill, Girls Who Bite Back shows how far we've come and how far we have to go.

close this panel
Contributor notes

Emily Pohl-Weary is a Canadian novelist, poet, professor, and magazine editor.

close this panel
Editorial Review

"I'm smitten! (And bitten!) The biting writer-girl contributors of Girls Who Bite Back fight back at the old, worn-out helpless-girl clichés of yesterday's pop culture. They know - and I know, too! -the Great Secret, learned from comics, taught us by the likes of Buffy and Xena: we are all superheroines."— “Trina Robbins, author of The Great Women Cartoonists and Tender Murderers: Women Who Kill

close this panel

Buy this book at:

Other titles by Emily Pohl-weary

more >

User Activity

more >
Contacting facebook
Please wait...