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Gender stereotyping in Smurfs: The Lost Village

Today’s guest post was penned by Breaking the Glass Slipper’s co-host Charlotte Bond. Staying very much ‘on brand’ for the podcast, Charlotte looks at the misogyny rife in the latest Smurfs film outing. You can catch Charlotte regularly reviewing horror novels over ...

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Sexually charged feminine villainy in SFF

From witches to succubi to super-powered femme fatales, female villains in SFF have long been defined by their sexuality. With skimpy outfits and powers derived from their sexuality or used to enhance their sexual attractiveness, these villainous women seem incapable ...

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Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal

Having been a regular listener of the excellent Writing Excuses podcast for several years, it’s amazing that I’ve never read any of Mary’s novels before now. But Ghost Talkers felt like a good introduction, being a standalone fantasy novel. Not only ...

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An Accident of Stars by Foz Meadows

Having never come across Foz Meadows before, I approached An Accident of Stars with a mixture of trepidation and nervous excitement. What if I’m about to read the next SFF classic? Well, when it comes to Foz Meadows’ latest, that might ...

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BtGS: Virgins and villainesses (part 1)

Have you ever noticed that the women who have sex are often the first to die, while their virginal counterparts tend to last through to the bitter end? This week, Lucy, Charlotte, and I discuss the beginnings of this trope ...

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Breaking the Glass Slipper: Labyrinth

This Monday marked the 30th anniversary of Labyrinth’s release (in the US). In these three decades, the entire world has been captivated by the story of teenager Sarah and her adventures in the labyrinth. The film is dark, imaginative, and strangely ...

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