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The problem with strong female characters

The problem with strong female characters


The Problem with Strong Female Characters

A strong female character ought to be strong in the womanly sense, you see. A protective, caring mother perhaps - a role model for her children.

The Problem with “Strong Female Characters”

For me, the main problem with this phrase is that it exists. What we should be discussing, in my opinion, are strong characters – or perhaps, ...

Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is undeniably strong — physically. And she's a well-developed character. Over the course of the series, you learn her positive ...

Horizon Zero Dawn, Joss Whedon and the Problem with "Strong Female Characters"

See the problem? Strong is just a place word we use to check a box: does this movie have a strong female character for the ladies? Yep.

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I think the major problem here is that women were clamoring for “strong female characters,” and male writers misunderstood. They thought the feminists meant ...

Are you starting to see the problem with strong female characters — and how the phrase does not allow room for different, more feminine forms of strength?

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Strong Female Characters: Here's What's Wrong with Hollywood's Portrayal of Women

... people get wrong when writing strong female characters. Hopefully, after reading it, you can take a closer look at the female characters in your writing ...

Star Wars has never had a problem with strong female characters. Having been raised on Star Wars and not much else, I've never felt weaker or less adequate.

The problem is, the reason they are “strong female characters” in the minds of the ...

With Star Wars' Rey, we've reached Peak Strong Female Character

I believe viewing the character Jeannine as a strong female helps readers to realize that issues are multifaceted and knowledge and awareness of other sides ...

Strong Female Characters Part 1: The Problem


On Tuesday I talked about the problem with the push for 'strong female protagonists', and how I wished there were more female characters who were allowed to ...

The problem with this complaint is that the phrase "strong female character" has been misapplied so long to mean "physically and mentally without weakness" ...

(Brief interlude: And, by the way, it's OK if these women are hot. The characters I just mentioned above [The Bride, the Crouching Tiger ladies, Ripley, ...

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But as far as women's representation, there's just one female Avenger. Granted, she's a badass. But it would have been nice to see more diverse ...

No one has a problem with this Strong Female Character. And if they do,

I am reading this book at the moment. It's a trilogy and I am at the second tome right now. So far, I love it: the storyline, the concept, the characters, ...

“Women as Supporting Characters Is a Problem”: NY Comic Con Panels Take on Strong Female Characters and Trans Themes

Rachel Weisz: Have a real problem with the idea of strong female characters

Common issues with strong female characters

The recurring characterization problems with such Strong Female Characters arise in no small measure from the struggle to show that men and women are ...

Gemma Arterton nails the problem with the term “strong female character”

Now, before you bite my head off, let me explain myself a bit. I am a woman, and I like strong female characters, either physically or mentally strong.

I don't like most of popular “strong” female characters. The problem I have with these is that they almost always feel forced and unnatural.

The world has a problem with strong female characters. They always get a bad rep for ...

I wish there were more strong female characters in video games" "But you've got Lara Croft! Ain't that enough?" "First world problems!

By the end of the film, rebellion from these constraining forces always proves to be the liberating and correct answer for a young princess.

After not one, but two whole female celebrities came out and said that certain Disney heroines and story lines aren't “feminist” enough and struggle with ...

Strong Female Characters is an ongoing series where we will highlight the issues facing women writers and women characters. We will host 3-4 local female ...

What's Wrong with Strong Female Characters?

Moderated by actor and writer Charles Battersby, “Secret Identities” focused less on a single archetype than the various themes trans representation has ...

The Best New Strong Female Characters Are The Weak Ones

Oh, Gods – it's the dreaded cliché of strong female protagonists.

The final problem with doing Wonder Woman in anything, much less a movie, is a bias against strong female characters.

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Financial Times on Twitter: "How did strong female characters become such a problem for Hollywood?"

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First off, let me just say, I am neither female, nor strong. I'm probably the wrong person to write on this topic, but it's been a pretty common theme ...

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Why 'Like A River Glorious' Author Rae Carson Takes Issue With The Phrase 'Strong Female Character'


This milestone issue is a one-shot, self-contained story that starts off with Kamala being in a miserable mood. Then, after a brief, but colorful adventure ...

Sophie McDougall brilliantly explains the problem with “Strong Female Characters”

... a stick in a hornet's nest, albeit one that badly needed poking, when she took issue with Hollywood's idea of what makes a strong female character .

Five times Joss Whedon, self-proclaimed 'woke bae', blew his feminist credentials

Rebecca Hall: Strong Female Characters Ain't Saints – 'We Need to Be Villains, Too'

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Though most of us associate the older Classics (in the study's case, Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty) with more outdated gender roles and, ...

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The Beautiful Scientist Problem, Pt II: Three Tips for Writing “Strong” Female Characters

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How can strong female characters really make a difference in the way the general public views women, specifically strong women in leadership positions?

Strong Female Characters is an ongoing series where we will highlight the issues facing women writers and women characters. We will host 3-4 local female ...