hpqp says... Ah, okay, thanks! In reply to this comment by kir_mokum: my only point is that she's really talking about an ancient story archetype that isn't new or contained in the realm of contemporary pop culture. it's going to be a long time before we breed this meme out of our cultural DNA. In reply to this comment by hpqp: I don't think I get your point. Care to elaborate? In reply to this comment by kir_mokum: damsel in distress is still used and is usually sexist. gotcha.