Witches, Bitches & Housewives 2: Representation of Adult Women in Animation – The Mothers
In a simplified definition, "Hecates sisters" refers to the trinity of goddesses in Classical Greek mythology that are grouped together. "The term is often used when invoking reference to witches and the arcane and used as a collective noun identifying the three-faced aspect of a single entity." Mainstream commercial US-originated theatrical and television animation characterizing adult women tends to separate the three sisters or three faces of the woman into different personas, as I refer to them as the "witches, bitches and housewives". This paper provides an overview of the way these characters are depicted and poses an alternative way of representing adult women in animation from an Australian perspective.
The 2011 Joint Conference of the National Popular Culture & American Culture Association and the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Association
Computer Gaming and Animation