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The fault in John Green's feminism: the MPDG trope

Staff Writer

Much of the work of John Green, the famous young-adult fiction writer, deals with the trope of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl (MPDG), as seen in his popular novels… 939 more words

Sword And Shield

To All The Manic Pixie Dream Girls

I am sorry we let them kill you in every grotesque way they could.

I am sorry we called it “romance”.

I am sorry we let them fill you with smoke and booze and problems they never intend to solve. 424 more words


I was confused when the nice khaki wearing, Georgia Tech attending, mechanical engineering major, Alabama boy who had been flirting with me since I first approached him told me he had a girlfriend. 423 more words

Manic Pixie Dream Girl

Olivia Gatwood – “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” (WoWPS 2015)

What does it mean to be a girl?

Us girls we are so magical,
Soft skin, red lips, so kissable.
Hard to resist, so touchable.

The above is from Katy Perry’s 2008 hit “I kissed a girl” – but is it right to see girls in this way?

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Restating "Garden State"

I think I am finally ready to admit it. The time has come. Garden State is a terrible movie. Behind all its quirky characters, awkward moments, and unique particularities lies a film that is trying very hard to disguise that it does not have much of anything profound to say. 3,068 more words