I hate this term.
People try to put it out as a “positive” and pro-feminism ting, but it’s pure BULLSHIT.
Male characters come in all kinds of personality, and they all have about the same chances of being loved by the audience; the strong, the weak, the non brilliant, the geniuses, the popular, the unpopular, the heroes, the sidekicks and the villains.
But the female characters suddenly have to be “strong” to be validated and a good representative of women everywhere?
And note, I say “strong” instead of strong, because many times these “strong female characters” are female characters with traits associated to masculinity, which takes us back to “women have to be more of a man to be acceptable and positive role models”.
And that’s just a full load of bullshit. Sure, it’s helped the women who are more tomboyish or who have no particular interest in feminine things, but what about those who are feminine? What about the ones who are shy? The ones who don’t like sports or are into romantic comedy movies instead of reading a lot of serious and non fictional books? What has that done to them?
Here’s what that’s done to them; it’s given yet another excuse for fauxminists and blatant sexists to mock femininity, to mock those who are feminine and to make them into a joke. Into “bad characterization”.
News: Not all women are “strong”, nor strong. Not all women are brilliant. Not all women are independent. Not all women want to conquer the world with their intelligence or their other abilities. But ALL WOMEN ARE WORTHY OF RESPECT AND VALIDATION NO MATTER HOW THEY ARE.
The leg up at the end tho.
I like the coach, putting his hands on his knees like, “Welp, that wasn’t it.”
i was almost like “oh man that sucks” and then her leg popped and i fucking lost it
That leg is killing me
THE LEG KILLED ME
falling with style
for sweepseven, who is having this kind of month ;_;