Enough With the 'Strong Female Characters', Already | "Feminism seeks to free all genders of these limiting stereotypes. While it may have stemmed from common misunderstandings, the existence of the strong female character archetype in film and television is dangerous because it perpetuates the myth that sexism is dead and feminism no longer necessary. It portrays women who have made it to the top and do not struggle."
Real life is actually full of strong female characters. They have no superpowers. They weren’t chosen by anybody. Their heroism is as banal as the evil they refuse to stand for. For example, the women of Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Where do you think badass women learn their sass, if not from books? Without strong female heroines like Jo March, Scarlett O'Hara, and, more recently, Ani FaNelli, how would women have learned to dress fearlessly, boss men around in style, and shut
Slave Princess Leia must be taken off the store shelves. We cannot allow little girls to learn a strong female character does not need anyone to rescue her and that she is the one who saves herself instead of waiting for her Prince to come. It would be dangerous to have little girls learn this because then they might grow up to be powerful women just like Princess Leia. So let's join together and actually take Princess Leia off the store shelves and put her in the hands of where they really…
To acknowledge that I am not exactly to blame for the lack of self confidence that has held me back in life; But rather, understand that I have been a very strong, intelligent woman, who has had the primeval skill of survival embedded deep within my psyche, that has been cocooned, wrapped tightly in trauma. Until I acknowledged I had spent my life thinking, breathing, fighting, surviving, anticipating danger; all the heightened senses of an alpha female wolf.. #PTSD #ptsdsucks #GirlOutlaw