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“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.”
This is the best thing I’ve seen in a long time. It irks me endlessly how apparently all female characters with any character flaw whatsoever are immediately given the ‘Sexist’ label. Women have problems, too. Sometimes women need support from someone, be it a man, woman, a pet, or even an angsty posting on the internet. Women are people, and no person is perfect.
Sorry for the rant, but it seems to me that a lot of the people who try to point out sexism in video games or other media are just pointing out imperfections in realistic characters, even though those imperfections are exactly what makes them so realistic to begin with.
Sometimes it seems like these people just don’t want women to be portrayed in fiction at all.
Fjaðrárgljúfur, South Iceland