Sunday, November 9, 2008

~In Search of Bad Ass Women~

I've been long frustrated in my search for wicked, wanton, renegade, and rebel women. It seems as if I always read about the "usual suspects" that are frequently found on feminist and/or women's history blogs. I often notice that there are many Latina, Asian, African American and other women of color who are often frequently not represented on the blogs. I am going to try my best to include as diverse a group as possible in my search for bad ass women, although I will probably also blog about the "usual suspects" that are frequently discussed in other places.

I've had a lifelong love affair running in search of bad ass women. Until this day, my efforts have been half-assed and piecemeal, but I would like to start to begin to collect them in a central location. I often run after one bad ass, and then leave her behind for another. Hopefully this blog will help me to stick with one bad ass until I learn enough about her to write a post before I embark on another journey with another bad ass.

I want to go beyond blogging about historical figures who lived in the past. I want to also blog about the women in my life who have influenced me, current women in various spheres of society, international figures, artists, bad-ass female protagonists in literature and film, and bad ass women as portrayed in music. I would also like to blog about the unconventional relationships that some of the bad ass women have had, as well as the men who have loved them. It takes a special kind of man to love a woman of ill repute, so they deserve a special consideration.

I am an unconventional woman myself, a sexually liberated woman and left-leaning political radical. Expect that I will write about the unconventional whores of the world, as well as women who have bucked political and social convention. If you are a prude, you might not enjoy my choices. I hope the rest of you do!

6 comments:

goooooood girl said...

your blog is feel good......

Joyce Hanson said...

Hi, and thanks for linking to my Bad Girl Blog. I wish you well in your search for Latina, black, Asian and other bad ass women who don't fall into the "usual suspects" category. In my own historical bad-girls research at the British Library and the New York Public Library, I tried to find information about marginalized women who hadn't been written about before, and it was very hard to search them out. If you've got the time and energy, maybe you can find some living bad ass women and conduct some great primary research! Best wishes, Joyce H.

Joyce Hanson said...

P.S. If you're looking for info about Middle Eastern women, here's a great book about the strange life of odalisques in the seraglios of the great Turkish sultans: "Harem: The World Behind the Veil," by Alev Lytle Croutier.

Miss Unconventional said...

Thanks for the book title Joyce. It's true that they are very hard to find. I can't even seem to get much access to some of the female Latin American female authors in the past.

Mildred Davenport said...

I just directed a short film about a bad ass man-eating woman. She's a black & yellow striped woman...certainly not your typical W.A.S.P. The film is now showing in the upper right corner of my blog.

Miss Unconventional, the Boss Goddess said...

Mildred, is there a way to make the movie bigger?