Strong Female Characters, Part II

The last time I spoke on this topic, an overwhelming amount of you paid attention to it. Which means that I’m going to be continuing with this segment.

Why is today’s culture so obsessed with Strong Female Characters? Since when did we make this trend ok to shove into the faces of people everywhere, especially girls? It’s sad to think that our girls believe to be successful, you have to be super tough-as-nails and not take crap from anyone.

The main problem with this idea is that we have way too many of those. What we really need are female characters that are NOT strong, who don’t run around in skimpy outfits, and who have character. That’s all. It is far easier for me to cheer on the damsel in distress for quietly enduing her capture than it is for the kick-ass heroine who gets to beat up all the guys, if you know what I mean.

Anyway, I’m going to be analyzing the female characters I created and if they are too “strong”, I’ll be breaking them down until they become a character that people can relate to.

That’s all.

My books “Harry Moffer & the Dumbest Story Ever” and “The Summer of Our Discontent” are available at Smashwords.com.

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One thought on “Strong Female Characters, Part II

  1. Why is always the men who get to be gallant adventurers while women are regarded as property to be kept home, safe and secure? I agree the ‘super tough-as-nails and not take crap from anyone’ trope is overdone, but I have always enjoyed seeing women escaping from the roles that patriarchy would impose on them.

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