She's With Me

A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle

Amazons and Other Ass-Kickers: The Evolution of Superheroines

When: Three Thursdays, April 19-May 3, 6:30PM-9:30PM
Where: SIFF Film Center, 305 Harrison St, Seattle
Cost: $50 | $45 SIFF Members (price includes all three classes); buy tickets here

When director Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman (2017) grossed over $800 million worldwide, it disproved the Hollywood myth that action movies featuring female leads don’t do well at the box office, and demonstrated, on the heels of the also wildly successful Mad Max: Fury Road and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, once and for all, that audiences were in fact craving them. But Rey, Furiosa, Diana, and Thor: Ragnarok’s Valkyrie, are standing on the shoulders of oft-overlooked cinematic warrior women. In this survey class, pop culture historian Jennifer K. Stuller tells their story for a richer reading of superheroines on screen today.

Class Syllabus:
April 19: Daredevil Dames, Costumed Crusaders, and Private Dick Chicks
April 26: Girl Power and “Strong Female Characters”
May 3: A Woman’s Place is in the Rebellion – Superheroines for Resistance

Class Workload:
Recommended readings / film viewings will be provided to maximize enjoyment of the class.

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About sheswithmeseattle

She's With Me is the brain child of three feminists who got tired of emailing each other every time they caught wind of a womanist event, so they created a separate space to house their feminist calendar. The benefits would be twofold: fewer emails cluttering up their inboxes, and more people learning about Seattle's growing feminist community. She's With Me aims to be a feminist hub, where all the goings on of different organizations are collected in one place. Our plans for the site include reviews/write-ups of events, interviews with local feminist activists, news updates, and essays, poetry, and art by feminists. The Fourth Wave of Feminism is here, and She's With Me will be the feminist scrap book documenting our herstory as it unfolds.

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