Gender and The Hunger Games

What if Katniss didn’t have to choose between Peeta or Gale? Dr. Mimi Schippers addresses gender responsiveness in different relationships.

“Depending on whether she’s relating to Peeta or Gale, she is either someone who takes charge, is competent in survival, and protects her partner (traditionally the masculine role) or someone who lets another lead and nurtures instead of protects (the feminine role)……….we do gender in relationship to other people. It’s a conversation or volley in which we’re expected to play the part to the way others are doing gender.”  Read the rest of the article