Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Femme Fatale

Click here for some interesting reading on the femme fatale by Emily Veinglory over at Cliterature. (Great site! No clicky if you get offended by sex.)

I'd like to think that Bo's a femme fatale... but in the best way possible. She is a cross between the cunning detective and the stunning beauty who will have her way at any cost. She is dangerous... and I think that's one of her best features.

Of course, I'm not sure folks are ready for a female lead who can think even when a swoon-worthy man enters the room. Or who can keep control of her own sexuality.

There are a helluva a lot of cultural stereotypes about women that Bo has to fight against. Probably starting with the old double-standard: a man with lots of partners is a stud while a woman with lots of partners is a slut.

What some other gender stereotypes you can think of? And how true are they?

3 comments:

pattinase (abbott) said...

I'd say men are more influenced by the entry of a hot woman than vice-versa.
How about women are catty and can't keep their mouth shut.

Emily Veinglory said...

One that bugs me is the interpretation that a woman who doesn't subordinate herself to men hates men.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Clair-How about a picture of you reading for my blog since Bo might be hard to catch?