What makes a strong female character?
It has a lot to do with how they’re written – and even writers with good intentions can create weakly written women characters who they believe are strong.
Here’s Riley J. Dennis with some really good reasons why we need to define the “strong female character.” She points out some disturbing problems with gender inequality in the film industry, and she’s also got some great ideas on how we can help fix them.
This info can help you pay attention to how women are portrayed in your favorite media – and demand better from media industries.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- 6 Things Women Are Tired of Encountering in the Media
- 3 Things Our Media Should Have — But Doesn’t (Because It’s So White Cis Heteronormative)
Riley J. Dennis is a Contributing Vlogger for Everyday Feminism. She’s a polyamorous, atheist, gender non-binary trans woman with a passion for fiction writing, feminism, and technology. She got her BA from Whittier College in 2015 doing a self-designed major called Writing Worlds, a mixture of creative writing and anthropology, focused on realistic fictional world building. Find her on her YouTube channel, Twitter @RileyJayDennis, or her website RileyJayDennis.com.
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