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+<title>About Female Action Heroes</title>
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+<!-- Tags: action, buffy, feminism, hacking
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+
+<h1>About Female Action Heroes</h1>
+
+<p>
+(<b>Note:</b> this was originally written as a comment for
+<a href="http://actionflickchick.com/superaction/wired-interviews-the-action-flick-chick-geek-cultures-26-most-awesome-female-ass-kickers/">a post</a>
+on the excellent
+<a href="http://actionflickchick.com/">Action Flick Chick</a> blog by
+Katrina Hill, but was eaten by the WordPress.org instance there, so
+I decided to publish it here, after a lot of editing and enhancements.)
+</p>
+
+<p>
+Excellent feature! I greatly enjoyed it (just note that I'm a guy) - thanks for
+sharing and I hope the panel was nice. I hope to see and welcome many talented
+and resourceful female writers and authors of sci-fi and  action, who will
+collaborate to create part of the next generation of female heroines who are
+intelligent, resourceful, competent, and talented, yet still sexy, and
+feminine.  Naturally, as a male writer (see the <a
+href="http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/">stories and screenplays section</a> of
+my homepage), I am not going to stand idle and let my peers, whether male or
+female, surpass me easily, but I suppose that there's always a place for more
+people competing for that.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+Buffy Summers was an awesome character, and I was totally into her and Sarah
+Michelle Gellar, who was the superb actress and martial artist, who played her,
+back in the wild wild
+<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_1.0">Web 1.0</a> days and the first
+seasons of Buffy (before Buffy graduated from high school and when
+<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faith_(Buffy_the_Vampire_Slayer)">Faith</a>
+was still around). That was
+shortly after I graduated from high school, had lots of raging hormones, and
+worked in several workplaces as a programmer, and was about to start my college
+degree. I think Buffy was the “perfection achieved” (or <a
+href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epitome">epitome</a> or whatever it is
+called) version of the fighting lady, whom girls could relate to, look up to
+as a role model, and found it easy to feel empathy for, and that not only
+were guys not intimidated by her, but found her extremely attractive.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+Anyway, Buffy and other shows I watched in this period such as <a
+href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friends">Friends</a> and <a
+href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_Deep_Space_Nine">Star Trek: Deep
+Space Nine</a>, provided a lot of inspiration and fodder for my stories and
+screenplays, and I have also created a world titled <a
+href="http://buffyfanfiction.wikia.com/wiki/Selina_Mandrake_-_The_Slayer">the
+Selinaverse</a> that crosses many such influences (what can I say - <a
+href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bipolar_disorder">bipolar disorder /
+manic-depresssive disorder</a> can be fun sometimes… ;-)) along with other
+things. Even my most normal story yet - <a
+href="http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/human-hacking/"><i>The Human Hacking
+Field Guide</i></a>, which tells the story of several high school teenagers in
+2005 Los Angeles, who deal extensively in working on open source software (and
+to a lesser extent free/open “content”), drew inspiration from the characters
+of Buffy and Faith for the protagonist (Jennifer Raymond) and the antagonist
+(Eve “Erisa” Siegel) respectively.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+I think part of the problem with the realisation of female heroines and even
+female authors, was the traditional <a
+href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judeo-Christian#Ethical_value_system">Judeo-Christian
+Ethics</a> value system which limited the amount of activities women were able
+to do to exclude philosophy, most important artworks, writing, poetry and being
+a scholar, the performing arts, and naturally - fighting. Furthermore, the
+names of most of the most important action heroines in the Bible were
+deemed inauspicious in <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halakha">the
+Jewish tradition (the Halakhah)</a>, only to become popular among Jews after
+the Zionist revolution. An action hero or a “hacker” (see the essay titled
+<a href="http://www.paulgraham.com/gba.html">The Word “Hacker”</a> by
+Paul Graham) is someone who bends the rules, makes up his or her own
+rules, takes decisive actions, and controls his or her own destiny, even if
+they are completely not violent. See what I have
+written about
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/philosophy/philosophy/putting-all-cards-on-the-table-2013/#david_and_goliath">the
+David who fought Goliath</a>. This is while a tragic hero accepts his
+own fate, is bound by many invisible rules, and does not take decisive action -
+the exact opposite of an action hero. (That put aside, I feel that in art,
+action heroes and heroines often also initially have
+<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubris">hubris</a> (= excessive human
+pride) and undergo a sort of
+<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catharsis">Catharsis</a> (= a humbling
+process), although it is a more subtle than the one experienced by tragic
+heroes in tragedies.)
+</p>
+
+<p>
+In any case, I think there's some bitter justice in the fact that
+there have been several important Jewesses who championed the break from the
+Judeo-Christian ethical system:
+</p>
+
+<ul>
+
+<li>
+<p>
+Sarah Michelle Gellar.
+</p>
+</li>
+
+<li>
+<p>
+<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayn_Rand">Alisa Rosenbaum → Ayn Rand</a>,
+who despite her many faults in personality and in her philosophical work,
+and the fact that she often fell victim to the falsehoods and moral fashions
+of her time, greatly helped lay the ground for the move away from the
+traditional Judeo-Christian ethics (and not just the sexual/romantic ones).
+</p>
+
+<p>
+I was told that Ayn Rand’s philosophy was criticised for being not very
+“original”, but this kind of “originality” in copyright, having original ideas,
+patents, and even trade secrets (and what open source/open content/etc.
+like to call <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proprietary_software">being
+“proprietary”</a>), was a 20th century fad, and Rand still deserves credit
+for having a retro, but right-in-the-spotlight philosophy. I am well aware
+that Rand kinda professed to have supported this
+“originality/anti-open” philosophy in her works, but in her deeds, she was
+almost always
+<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Publish_or_perish">“if you do not
+publish - you perish”</a>, in the sense of making her opinions and thoughts
+known and given to the public consumption, even if she was criticised for them.
+</p>
+</li>
+
+<li>
+<p>
+<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marta_Kauffman">Marta Kauffman</a>,
+who co-created the Television show <i>Friends</i>, which despite superficial
+appearances to the contrary, took a large part in championing an
+Aristotelian society, a positive sense-of-life, resourcefulness,
+passion for life, gender equality, and critical thought - including of many
+modernist and post-modern scientific beliefs.
+</p>
+</li>
+
+</ul>
+
+<p>
+P.S: you should watch the three episodes of the <a
+href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2lKsx8UHd8">Parody: A Love Story
+(Twilight, Harry Potter, Karate Kid, and Buffy parody)</a>
+video on YouTube, which sports a
+chubby girl, who seems unattractive at first, but ends up learning and doing
+some mean Karate in a typical Buffy-like hotness.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+Anyway, thanks for the excellent write up and sorry for getting carried away.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+Best regards,
+</p>
+
+<p>
+— Mr. Shlomi Fish (a.k.a
+<a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/meta/FAQ/#origin_of_rindolf">“Rindolf”</a>)
+of Tel Aviv, Israel.
+</p>
+
+</body>
+</html>

File essays/xml-grammar-screenplay/action-flick-chick-comment.txt

+Excellent feature! I greatly enjoyed it (just note that I'm a guy) - thanks for
+sharing and I hope the panel was nice. I hope to see and welcome many talented
+and resourceful female writers and authors of sci-fi and  action, who will
+collaborate to create part of the next generation of female heronies who are
+intelligent, resourceful, competent, and talented, yet still sexy, and
+feminine.  Naturally, as a male writer (see the <a
+href="http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/">stories and screenplays section</a> of
+my homepage), I am not going to stand idle and let my peers, whether male or
+female, surpass me easily, but I suppose that there's always a place for more
+people competing for that.
+
+Buffy Summers was an awesome character, and I was totally into her and Sarah
+Michelle Gellar, who was the superb actress and martial artist, who played her,
+back in the wild wild Web 1.0 days and the first seasons of Buffy. That was
+shortly after I graduated from high school, had lots of raging hormones, and
+worked in several workplaces as a programmer, and was about to start my college
+degree. I think Buffy was the "perfection achieved" (or <a
+href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epitome">epitome</a> or whatever it is
+called) version of the fighting chick, whom girls could relate to, look up to
+as a role model, and found it easy to feel empathy for, and guys found her not
+only not intimidating, but attractive.
+
+Anyway, Buffy and other shows I watched in this period such as <a
+href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friends">Friends</a> and <a
+href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_Deep_Space_Nine">Star Trek: Deep
+Space Nine</a>, provided a lot of inspiration and fodder for my stories and
+screenplays, and I have also created a world titled <a
+href="http://buffyfanfiction.wikia.com/wiki/Selina_Mandrake_-_The_Slayer">the
+Selinaverse</a> that crosses many such influences (what can I say - <a
+href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bipolar_disorder">bipolar disorder /
+manic-depresssive disorder</a> can be fun sometimes… ;-)) along with other
+things. Even my most “normal” story yet - <a
+href="http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/human-hacking/"><i>The Human Hacking
+Field Guide</i></a>, which tells the story of several high school teenagers in
+2005 Los Angeles, who deal extensively in working on open source software (and
+to a lesser extent free/open “content”), drew inspiration from the characters
+of Buffy and Faith for the protagonist (Jennifer Raymond) and the antagonist
+(Eve “Erisa” Siegel) respectively.
+
+I think part of the problem with the realisation of female heroines and even
+female authors, was the traditional <a
+href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judeo-Christian#Ethical_value_system">Judeo-Christian
+Ethics</a> value system which limited the amount of activities women were able
+to do to exclude philosophy, most important artworks, writing, poetry and being
+a scholar, the performing arts, and naturally - fighting. The names of most of
+the most important action heroines (or "female hackers") in the Bible were
+deemed inauspicious in <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halakha">the
+Jewish tradition (the Halakhah)</a>, only to become popular among Jews after
+the Zionist revolution. I think there's some bitter justice in the fact that
+there have been many important Jewesses who championed the break from the
+Judeo-Christian ethical system: Sarah Michelle Gellar, <a
+href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayn_Rand">Alisa Rosenbaum → Ayn Rand</a>
+(despite her many personal and philosophical faults and the fact that she often
+fell victim to the false beliefs of her time), and <a
+href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marta_Kauffman">Marta Kauffman</a>.
+
+P.S: you should watch the three episodes of <a
+href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2lKsx8UHd8">Parody: A Love Story
+(Twilight, Harry Potter, Karate Kid, and Buffy parody)</a>, which sports a
+chubby girl, who seems unattractive at first, but ends up learning and doing
+some mean karate in a typical SMG-like hotness.
+
+Anyway, thanks for the excellent write up and sorry for getting carried away.
+
+Regards,
+
+— Mr. Shlomi Fish (a.k.a "Rindolf") of Tel Aviv, Israel