Is Peter Pan feminist? (check out my deconstruction!)

Posted: 2013/07/10 by Punkonomics (@dearbalak) in Uncategorized

Check out my feminist deconstruction of Peter Pan on my wife’s show.

Secrets of the Fairies

Anita Sarkeesian explains Tropes vs. Women = reoccurring themes and representations of women in Hollywood films and TV shows.
In this case, “The Manic Pixie Dream Girl” is a cute, bubbly, young (usually white) woman who has recently entered the life of our brooding hero to teach him how to loosen up and enjoy life. While that might sound all well and good for the man, this trope leaves women as simply there to support the star on his journey of self discovery with no real life of her own.

But in Peter Pan it’s an inverse where Peter is the Manic Pixie Dream BOY who helps Wendy growing up and becoming a Women.

… see how I did a textbook deconstruction here ;)

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