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