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Can Women Have It All?: Hesitant Feminism In American Women's Popular Writing, Anne Aramand Dec 2013

Can Women Have It All?: Hesitant Feminism In American Women's Popular Writing, Anne Aramand

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Twilight by Stephenie Meyer and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins are two of the bestselling series of our generation. These series are meeting widespread popularity just as the contemporary feminist debate of: "Can women have it all?" is occurring around the country. Although Twilight and The Hunger Games are not considered overtly feminist texts, they have emerged in a time when women are reexamining the possibility of empowering themselves both in the public and the domestic sphere. Meyer and Collins have introduced female protagonists that deal with precisely this issue.

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