Terry Dresbach

Outlander Costume Designer

Reply To: On the TV portrayal of the "Strong Woman"

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MrsParker
Participant

Chuck Wendig has a great post about this up on this blog.

While he stresses that a strong character must have agency, he also pushes back on the notion that a strong female character must be both physically strong and devoid of emotion or traditional female traits. “What makes them interesting is that they choose to fight.”

You can read the post here: http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2015/02/16/how-strong-female-characters-still-end-up-weak-and-powerless-or-do-they-pass-the-action-figure-test/