De Terminator a Terminatrix: representaciones y estereotipos de género


  • Noemi Novell


This article concentrates on how the Terminator series has shifted its focus from the opposition between man and machine to that between man and woman, perpetuating the binary models of representation. It is the contention of this essay that although the three films of the series are apparently constructing a representation of women devoid of generic prejudice, the images depicted in the films are really helping to nourish a stereotype where the main function of women is to be either a reproductive vessel or a cyborgic warrior and femme fatale endowed with masculine characteristics, thus continuing to represent their traditional generic roles and stereotypes.