The Hunger Games

‘The Hunger Games” Strange, Simultaneously Progressive and Regressive Take on Gender

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The Hunger Games series comes to a dark and thunderous final conclusion with Mockingjay: Part 2 this weekend. Its angry, bow-wielding heroine Katniss Everdeen has been hailed as a feminist triumph, and an inspiration for girls and boys alike. So, as the credits roll and the smoke of Panem’s war begins to thin out, it’s worth looking back at how the series did — and didn’t — upend our expectations about gender.
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The Forgotten Women of Punk: Spitboy’s Michelle Cruz Gonzales on Riot Grrrl, Dystopias, and More

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The second interview of Flavorwire’s Forgotten Women of Punk series is with Michelle Cruz Gonzales, drummer – and one of the lyricists — for the ‘90s political hardcore group Spitboy. (You can read the first interview, with Osa Atoe of Shotgun Seamstress, here.) Michelle has focused on writing and teaching since Spitboy’s breakup; she’s been published in several anthologies, blogs at Pretty Bold Mexican Girl, and is working on a book about her days in Spitboy, entitled The Spitboy Rule: Tales Of A Female Punk Band, which is due out next spring from PM Press.
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