The Application of Girl Power Through Third-Wave Feminism in Birds of Prey
- 10.2991/assehr.k.201201.100How to use a DOI?
- Women, Feminism, Girl Power, Film
Girl Power is a part of third-wave feminism which has been addressed in several Hollywood movies in the past years. Girl Power is more of a slogan than a theory which emphasizes power and fun feminism. A recently released film, entitled ‘Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)’, emphasizes the struggle of girls in their journey of independence. Using the word ‘Emancipation’ in its title, it seems to imply that the film is about women trying to overpower men, hence, the second-wave of feminism. Moreover, this research is qualitative research with a documentation method of data collection. This study aims to show how the film strongly uses girl power as a part of third-wave feminism to portray the girls’ empowerment in finding their own path of career, style, and equality from diverse backgrounds. The result shows that the movie wants to portray women’s struggles of self-discovery and self-acceptance that lead to independence and acceptance of others.
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TY - CONF AU - Angelica L. Setianto AU - Maria V. Win PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/03 TI - The Application of Girl Power Through Third-Wave Feminism in Birds of Prey BT - Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Arts and Humanities (IJCAH 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 574 EP - 580 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201201.100 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.201201.100 ID - Setianto2020 ER -