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Strong Character, Female

Saw this today, and wanted to share.



See also, this:

I think the major problem here is that women were clamoring for "strong female characters," and male writers misunderstood. They thought the feminists meant {Strong Female} Characters. The feminists meant {Strong Characters}, Female.




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pats_quinade
Oct. 12th, 2010 02:25 am (UTC)
Interested in the discussion, but I can't for the life of me see the image. It's taking a long time to load, then eventually giving me nothing. (I'm on Firefox.)
penguinlady
Oct. 12th, 2010 01:24 pm (UTC)
Ah crap, sorry about that. Here is the link.

http://www.overthinkingit.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Overthinking-It-Female-Character-Flowchart.png

If you can't get it there, try from here:
http://www.overthinkingit.com/2010/10/11/female-character-flowchart/

It's weird - I'm on FF as well.

box_in_the_box
Oct. 15th, 2010 07:54 am (UTC)
I saw this on other places besides your blog, so don't take it personally when I say that (as you no doubt saw already) I had some SERIOUS issues with this whole damn chart
penguinlady
Oct. 15th, 2010 01:18 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I saw. TBH, I didn't really think too much about the chart, beyond "Hey, yeah, it would be nice for there to be better characters for women", after I read the whole "strong character, female" thing.
box_in_the_box
Oct. 15th, 2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
It's a shame, because like I say, I started reading that thinking, "Wow, this is really cool that somebody did this," but then, the actual execution was so bad that I wished they hadn't bothered.

I just didn't want you to think I was sniping at you for posting it.
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