Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Ms. Pac-Man: Post Feminist Icon

I got inspired this week watching a video satirizing what it might mean to take a feminist approach to "reading" the image of Ms. Pac-Man.

While intended for laughs, nevertheless, it got me thinking about the problematic nature of presenting Ms. Pac-Man at least as a more traditional emblem of feminist ideals. Thus, I decided to consider her in light of more current theory concerning Post feminism and the problems arising from what critics like Angela McRobbie have called the "double entanglement" of traditional and progressive politics in images of contemporary women.

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Ms. Pac-Man: Post Feminist Icon

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