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YA Strong Female Characters (and Witty Blog Comments)

I read this article today about “Trinity Syndrome”. This happens when a female character is set up as badass, interesting, multi-faceted, in the first act… then has nothing to do for the rest of the movie. Examples were Trinity from The Matrix, Valka from How to Train Your Dragon 2, and Tauriel in The Hobbit:[…]

How–Or If–A Character’s Gender Affects Their Influence On Plot

I love the Walking Dead. It’s a great show. Addicting, action-packed with flawed yet likable characters. But I’ve noticed something recently. The men make all the decisions. The men are the ones driving the plot. The women? Not so much. They’re usually subplots. For example, Andrea’s botched suicide and her wanting a gun; Beth wanting[…]