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Writing about strong female characters

Great blog entry (not mine, not connected) about strong female characters.  I stumbled onto it this afternoon.  Go read it!

http://frohockt.squarespace.com/blog/2011/1/25/strong-female-characters.html

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kmoaton
Jan. 26th, 2011 01:49 am (UTC)
This was a great article. I think identifying with a strong female character is why so many love Sango or in my case, Buffy.
crystalcrest
Jan. 26th, 2011 11:05 am (UTC)
Agreed, I love her as a character as well. She's strong and independent.
kiramaru7
Jan. 26th, 2011 03:00 am (UTC)
Interesting article, KK! Thanks for sharing! :D
baltimoreandme
Jan. 26th, 2011 04:11 am (UTC)
Just read it. I remember having the same reaction to Vasquez when I first saw Aliens.
landofthekwt
Jan. 26th, 2011 04:58 am (UTC)
Most of the female characters in IY are strong. It is one of the things that attracted me to the story.

One of comments mentioned Cordelia, Miles Vorsokigan's wife in Lois Bujold's stories as a strong character a very appropriate reference.
ryupioupiou
Jan. 26th, 2011 06:08 am (UTC)
it's true that there was too much "damsel in distress" scripts in most of the movies.

For me, I think Elisabeth Swan (pirates of the Caribbean => uh don't know how to spell it) is strong (a little too much sometimes x) ) and of course, all women main characters of Inuyasha are stong as well.

And Bella from Twilight.. uh, I can't stand this story, I watched only one of the movies I was sleeping the entire time...
crystalcrest
Jan. 26th, 2011 11:19 am (UTC)
I liked this article. It stressed something that has always annoyed me about some films, shows, and animation; their portrayal of weak women. And i don't necessarily mean that in a physical way, but perhaps mentally, or having a weak personality. It irritates me, and makes me believe they have no authentic purpose other than serving as the pretty face, damsel in distress, or love interest of the "hero". I disliked Tea ( I think that's how you spell her name)from Yugioh, Keiko from yuyuhakusho, and many others for said reason. Smh. The female characters in Inuyasha on the otherhand, as mentioned, are strong, if not physically, then by their personality and integrity alone.
tfrohock
Jan. 26th, 2011 11:54 am (UTC)
First, thanks for the link, KK! I'm so glad to see this discussion is being carried on.

I think Crystal hit two very important aspects of what it means to be a strong woman--personality and integrity. Those two qualities can overcome physical strength. Look at powerful women around you: most are not physically strong, but their intellect and principles make them a force to be reckoned with.
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