Sep 102014
 
Guest post: Gina Drayer + Giveaway

Several years ago, I came across an article from the New York Times by Carina Chocano complaining about the lazy tropes used to portray “Strong Female Characters.” “Strong female character” is one of those shorthand memes that has leached into the cultural groundwater and spawned all kinds of cinematic clichés: alpha professionals whose laserlike focus on career advancement has turned them into grim, celibate automatons; robotic, lone-wolf, ascetic action heroines whose monomaniacal devotion to their crime-fighting makes them lean and cranky and very impatient; murderous 20-something comic-book salesgirls who dream of one day sidekicking for a superhero; avenging brides; poker-faced […]