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  1. Amy says:

    February 21, 2013 at 2:02 am

    Thank you for this article. I am about to write an essay on anti-heroes in myth and pop culture, but I realized that most of the ones I was thinking of were male. I think the female anti-hero is a relatively new concept. Women have been represented as heroes in classical mythologies, but are usually represented as either purely good, or purely evil. For most of history women were just supposed to stay home, raise children, and be pious and good. When we start adopting characteristically male habits/traits (Smoking, drinking, promiscuity, crime) it can make people a little uncomfortable. I think we’re finally getting to the point where people are ok with seeing women in these roles. I hope to see more femme fatales in pop culture in the future.

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