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Warrior Women of the Apocalypse: The Role of the Female in Some Apocalyptic Films

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The roles of women in the Apocalypse of John have been much debated in recent years. Even the "good" women do not triumph. Contemporary apocalyptic films vary in their presentation and involvement in warding off the End. In most of these films women have secondary roles as love interests, even if they are able to participate in stopping the violence. In utopia or dystopia women are usually left to sexual and reproductive roles, and women who try to rise above their status are portrayed as evil or are neutralized. It is interesting to observe some of the stereotypes of women in these films with the imaging of women in children's fairy tales, especially for those women who try to exercise their power. As with fairy tales, in the acts of storytelling there are openings for empowerment.


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