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.”

ryancrobert:

you can just tell that Nicki Minaj is the kind of person that when you’re telling a story and everyone else in the group is talking over you, she’s making direct eye contact with you and paying extra attention so that you don’t get discouraged and stop mid-story

Sam & Dean’s Refrigerator: How SUPERNATURAL’s Female Character Roster Fails

Sam & Dean’s Refrigerator: How SUPERNATURAL’s Female Character Roster Fails

I can’t lie: I love Supernatural. I look forward to spending my Tuesday nights with the Winchester brothers and their dudebro friends. The show is always going to be important to me, but it’s not perfect. When I first started watching, I wasn’t aware of a problem that’s so glaringly obvious to me now: the lack of women on the show. When I was in the middle of season 3, one of my friends told me…

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Our Favorite (Problematic) Things

Our Favorite (Problematic) Things

There are a ton of things we love!  But some of them are pretty problematic…

Modern Family

Modern Familyis perhaps one of the best comedies on TV right now. The show has consistently made a point out of presenting relevant social topics in a heartfelt and hilarious way while still conserving the seriousness and importance of the message. I think the show has treated the topic of homosexuality…

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REVIEW: The Falcon Throne by Karen Miller

REVIEW: The Falcon Throne by Karen Miller

Cover of The Falcon Throne by Karen MillerWhen kingdoms clash, every crown will be tarnished by the bloody price of ambition. That’s the tagline for Karen Miller’s new novel The Falcon Throne, the first in a new epic fantasy series, and I have to say, it’s a pretty accurate line to summarize most of the 600+ page book.

The Falcon Thronerevolves chiefly around two duchies, Harcia and Clemen, who share a border but not much else. They…

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Fight Like A Girl: The Female Wizards of Fairy Tail

Fight Like A Girl: The Female Wizards of Fairy Tail

There’s an ongoing joke online that if you’re a woman and your romantic partner asks you to play a video game with him, it’s because he needs a healer.

The joke still annoys me to this day, but it’s not exactly a mystery why girls are usually relegated to healing or support, non-physical positions. We see it in video game storylines, in manga and their anime adaptations. It’s there in novels and…

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Magical Appreciation: On Hermione Granger & Luna Lovegood

Magical Appreciation: On Hermione Granger & Luna Lovegood

What can be said about the Harry Potter series that hasn’t been said already? My whole life has been filled with it, as far as I can remember. One of my early childhood memories is hearing that there would be a Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone movie and subsequently seeing it the night of release about a year later. J.K. Rowling herself became a huge inspiration to me, especially as a child,…

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