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Guest post for Rarely Wears Lipstick‘s “Feminism Friday” – original post here.

The Fall (BBC), starring Gillian Anderson.

Like the majority of the British viewing public, I’ve spent many of this summer’s sticky evenings sweating over the BBC’s latest batch of prime time horror-crime serials: Luther and The Fall. It seems that as a nation, we just can’t see enough brutal murders of a warm weeknight. And yet, as a feminist, I’ve found myself troubled by the representation of women in these shows.

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