"Screw writing “strong” women. Write interesting women. Write well-rounded women. Write complicated women. Write a woman who kicks ass, write a woman who cowers in a corner. Write a woman who’s desperate for a husband. Write a woman who doesn’t need a man. Write women who cry, women who rant, women who are shy, women who don’t take no shit, women who need validation and women who don’t care what anybody thinks. THEY ARE ALL OKAY, and all those things could exist in THE SAME WOMAN. Women shouldn’t be valued because we are strong, or kick-ass, but because we are people. So don’t focus on writing characters who are strong. Write characters who are people."
Words of great wisdom on strong female characters by madlori (via laughingskeleton)
The problem with the typical feminist narrative is that there is often this belief that there is one right way to depict women.
In so many ways that is just as reductionist. -if not more so, than those who see women as accessories or afterthoughts.
Because both trains of thought ignore context.
The only difference is good intentions.
And we all know what the road to hell is paved with.