The New York Times posted this interesting conversation about gender roles in The Hunger Games, and I think that for those of us who love The Hunger Games and find the character of Katniss empowering, the conversation is enlightening while still being completely noncomittal at the same time. The reviewers posit that Katniss exists in a non-gendered space. However, can a non-gendered space ever truly exists? Manohla Dargiss even goes further to say that Katniss exists in a non-gendered and non-raced space.
One of my favorite authors posted this link in her blog which discusses why there is a problem with how movies currently portray strong female characters. A lot of the points that the author made changed the way that I think about cinematic portrayals of women and also proves that the basic problems discussed in The Celluloid Closet for homosexual characters are not only still present but also affecting women characters. Here is the blog link.