Salander/Blomkvist: Challenging Stereotypes
Participants Jimmie Briggs, Michael Kimmel, Linda Stein
This conversation highlghts the two main characters from Stieg Larsson's The Millennium Trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest) and the Swedish film adaptations that followed. Artist and activist Linda Stein moderates this discussion of how Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist shake up stereotypical gender roles. The panelists focus on current trends in gender fluidity, as well as male attitudes toward sexual abuse allegations in the news today. Panelists include Michael Kimmel, professor and editor of the journal Men and Masculinities; and Jimmie Briggs, journalist, educator, and founder of the Man Up Campaign.