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Tropes vs. Women #1: The Manic Pixie Dream Girl (MPDG). "Women are not here for men's inspiration or celebration; we are musicians and artists and writers with our own brilliant and creative endeavors. But you wouldn't know that from the MPDG trope." Via Feminist Frequency; part 1 of a 6-part series for Bitch Magazine.
Alison Bechdel is preoccupied with the overlap of the political and the personal spheres. Dykes to Watch Out (1983-2008) For was an explicitly community-based and politically engaged project. But in her deeply intimate memoirs about her father’s life before the gay rights movement and her mother’s life before the women’s movement, she turns a microscopic lens on the internal mechanisms of oppression and liberation.