It seems like everybody these days is trying to write “strong” female characters. In and of itself, this is a great thing. Women are strong and should be perceived that way, but now writing a strong female character has become its own stereotype. So how

It seems like everybody these days is trying to write “strong” female characters. Women are strong and should be perceived that way, but now writing a strong female character has become its own stereotype.

Strong Female Character.  She can have fears and insecurities, but she can't let them stop her.

Guys, stop letting 'strong' confuse you. It's just put there to differentiate from the normalcy of poorly written female characters. A female character who is physically strong can be 'weak' if that's her only defining trait.

Dolman Style Tri-Blend T-Shirt, Size XL, in Vintage Heather gray

Some of my favorite animated/actress mavens. Dolman Style Tri-Blend T-Shirt, Size XL, in Vintage Heather gray

How the new Ghostbusters movie passes all of the "Feminist Tests" - including the Bechdel Test, the Sexy Lamp test, and the Furiosa test (pisses off manbabies on the internet)

How the new Ghostbusters movie passes all of the "Feminist Tests" - including the Bechdel Test, the Sexy Lamp test, and the Furiosa test.

Have you considered...

tear down the culture of girls hating on other girls! Being 'girly' is an annoying word that irks me.

Yup, I married her...

Warning: These 5 Points Will Help You Create Awesome Female Villains

Writing "strong" female characters!  We need to move beyond "strong" and into "human."

I really needed this, fellow authors, it's worth the bad font and long read. and it's made me realize the real reason why I started writing: not to create STRONG female characters, but to create ones who were REAL :)

Where the Hellheim is Hermione? I would include Annabeth but they stuffed up the movie so badly

Clary Fray from Mortal Instruments, Teresa from Maze Runner, Lucy and Susan Pevensie from Chronicles of Narnia, Katniss Everdeen from Hunger Games, Tris Prior from Divergent

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