and female characters written in so one dimensionally

I mean, nobody says ‘strong male character’ because no one is starving for strong male characters. The term means nothing because you can’t throw a rock in Hollywood without hitting 200 strong male characters.

We are drowning in a sea of one dimensional, gutless and helpless women (written by men) who are waiting to be saved by men. So much so that when miraculously we find one, we have to call her a ‘strong female character’ to differentiate her from the peripheral background props for the men that most women in movies are. What we really mean is realistic female character; believable female character; independent female character; a female character that is more than a pair of lips and breasts that generate drama and turmoil for the male character’s development.

Like overall the beauty and the beast remake was good but i’m perpetually salty about Emma Watson being cast because she made Belle so one dimensional. Everything was about her being strong and unfeeling at all times. Will never see father again? Sad little hug, but whatever. Might spend rest of life in a cage? I’ll escape this isn’t a big deal. Learned that mother died horribly? Aw that sucks :( Fell in love with someone who then died in her arms? *Sniffle*

Like strong female characters are Great and Wonderful but they don’t have as much impact or importance if they’re not written as people?? Crying doesn’t make you weak, feeling things doesn’t make you less powerful? It’s fine to cry? It’s fine to be visibly upset? Was Emma just bored the whole film? 

The City is Mine: Ch. 4

Genre: gang au, angst, smut 

Word count: 5,471

Parings: Yoongi x Reader, Zico x Reader, Don Mills x Reader

Character Profiles: AOMG | The Outsiders | The 88′s  (Please read these and the prologue before you begin)

Chapters: Prologue123/?

“The City is Mine” Ravi Open

Zico sat on the steps to your apartment building with you cradled in his arms waiting for you to wake up and tell him which apartment you lived in. You had passed out immediately after vomiting on him in the alley behind the club, so Zico had carried you to his car and driven you back to the building Simon D told him you lived.

He knew he should try to wake you up, but he didn’t want to. The weight of your puny body felt so good in his arms. It was like holding a freshly baked baguette, but like, a lot heavier you know? God did he love bread, and he was pretty sure he was in love with you too despite only meeting you minutes before as you threw up on him.

That’s right. He had fallen in love with you the way a one dimensional male protagonist in a poorly written fan fiction falls in love with the weak female character the author creates as placeholder for herself: instantly and for absolutely no fucking reason whatsoever.

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One of the most infuriating things about how Drew Tanaka was written is that she wasn’t even a well written evil character. She was so utterly 2-dimensional whereas in tlo the side characters like Ethan were given far more complex stories and it differed from the other antagonists in the series. Hell even Octavian was given an even more complex background. Like Drew was literally just described as shallow and that was supposed to convey how truly evil she was smh (sounds like every other /evil/ female character in books, truly original)

anonymous asked:

Not a misogynist or whatever term y'all use now to refer to people who believe in equality but I don't particularly like any of the female characters... Like I respect and support women all the way but the ones on this show are just so poorly written. Also having so many female leads is a terrible idea, especially when they're all flat, one-dimensional characters... I really don't see what's so amazing about any of them.

maybe your overwhelmingly large fedora is obstructing your view? -rita

newgrill112  asked:

Why is mists of avelon bad? Like do you have an opinion? I bought it at like a used book sale at my local school but i havent started reading yet and if its shit i dont wanna waste half a year trying 2 get trough it lmao

Basically its disgusting, poorly written trash written by an (alleged) disgusting human being. 

So the book itself is just…bad. It’s heralded as a so progressive feminist retelling of Arthurian Legend, but its not. Its frustratingly not that. All of the female characters (really all the characters in general if I’m being honest) are one dimensional. All of the women conveniently hate each other over increasingly petty things and then continuously resolve their issues with each other, only to hate each other again in the very next chapter for literally the reasons they just resolved. They’re just mean, petty, and cruel to each other and that’s literally what the book is about.

That’s just the poorly written stuff though. The major issues come with a trigger warning for incest, pedophilia, and rape, so if you aren’t ok reading that, be warned now. 


So there are increasingly disturbing scenes about these apparently druidic rituals that involve raping children and tricking two characters into having incest because they didn’t know they siblings until afterwards. 

And we, the readers, are literally supposed to be alright with this. These supposed druidic practices are actually supposed to be good and just because our culture doesn’t like it doesn’t mean its bad! Yeah…no. 

And at one point the main character basically magics Lancelot (who is clearly written to be gay) into raping a girl (not a woman, a girl) so that he’ll be forced to marry her, and before she does the ritual, the main character is like “I am essentially raping him, but whatever I guess, the girl asked me to make him love her.” Yeah. 

And this part is important. Marion ZImmer Bradley was married to Walter Breen, who was a convicted pedophile and sex offender. This man was part of a movement trying to make pedophila legal and he wrote on the topic a lot. 

Now it wasn’t just that she was married to a pedophile. People unknowingly marry abusers all the time, and that doesn’t make them guilty. However, in 2014, Marion Zimmer Bradley’s daughter came out and said that her mother was also a pedophile who molested her and several other children for years and was apparently worse than her husband that was actually arrested for it. Now, Marion ZImmer Bradely’s been dead for years, so there’s not going to be a trial or anything to prove the allegations against her, but honestly I went into Mists of Avalon knowing all of this about her and the main thought I had the entire time was that “yeah, this was definitely a book written by a pedophile.” It’s clear as day reading the book because its that repulsive.

Don’t waste your time with this book or anything Marion Zimmer Bradley wrote tbh. She’s not someone who should be heralded as the feminist writer everyone makes her out to be, and this book should not be held up as the epitome of feminist fantasy. I honestly don’t have the words to describe how much this book disgusts me. 

listen friends….pals if you have a lady oc and you’re thinking about not giving her this trait or making her too strong just do it. don’t even hesitate. it’s your character my pal my friend. you don’t have to tone it back so they’re “not a mary sue” because it’s being badly written that matters. if you write a three dimensional character and someone gets shitty because “don’t you think they’re too strong” that’s on them

anonymous asked:

Omg Queenie was so cute, literally loved all the characters they were so well written

((OOC: I completely agree. I think that’s why I love Queenie so much. As soon as she came on screen I got physically anxious because I felt like she could have so easily been completely one-dimensional - she was beautiful, she was female, and in too many movies thats all a leading lady requires.

But instead, what we were given was this confident, intelligent character who despite having the ability to literally read minds, was only ever portrayed as honest (immediately telling Jacob she was a Legilimens) and kind (freely opening up her home to a muggle and a strange British wizard) and brave (not hesitating to go and rescue her sister and Newt, who likely wouldn’t have made it out of the MACUSA without her). 

I could write multiple paragraphs about all of the other characters and why they were so successfully written, but for this reason in particular, Queenie is one of my new favourite female characters.))

okay but this is just so great and in a way shows how 3-dimensional the characters in this show are! usually in cartoons a female character like fee with her personality traits is simply written as a “tomboy” plain and simple but i LOVE how fee is into all the same stuff as foo like rough-housing and breaking rules and just being generally very wild but still EMBRACES femininity, examples being how unlike some other characters (one i can think of off hand is buttercup from powerpuff girls) she doesn’t complain about wearing a dress (in fact she seems to be having a lot of fun!) or rag on girly stuff despite her wild and tough personality! her pink color scheme and behavior are very apparent that she has no problem expressing girlyness and still being badass!! if a girl wants to be girly she can still have other interests and can be very empowering!!! just!!! too cool!!!! THANK YOU, GREENBLATT!

you hate a female character because she’s written to be hated. she’s written with poor characterization. a non-existent or lazy backstory or to be randomly antagonistic without any explanation. next to no screen time. it’s a self fulfilling prophesy that she won’t be the show’s favourite when any good dialogue or exposition is given to the male leads. and with next to no characterisation, she is written as one dimensional and wooden. her characterisation is sloppy and lazy so she fits a overused trope of a sexy villain, oversexed and promiscuous girl, a mysterious loner, shallow shop girl, a sweet girl next door or a whiney girlfriend.  easy exposition but so very lazy and offers little character attachment. so writers make it hard to like female characters. viewers have a predisposition to like male characters because they are offered more screen time, more dialogue and a deeper exposition towards the audience of their motivations. 

so ask yourself, you hate this female character. 9.99/10 it’s because the writers were too lazy to write her as well as her male counterparts. 

B-fans and Misogynyo

I have a really hard time taking B-fans seriously when they complain about misogyny on TWD as it relates to Beth, and then turn around about put down Carol. I recognize that there is misogyny on TWD (though I do believe this is a show that has actually done a lot for their female characters). There is misogyny on almost every show because we live in a misogynistic society. 

But to hear disgruntled B-fans claim that she died because of misogyny in the writers’ room, and then say “Carol is only there because MMB is sleeping with one of the producers lolololol” and “Carol didn’t deserve to live through the mid-season finale”, it just invalidates their opinions on the subject of misogyny — and pretty much everything else — in TWD. 

Now, it has been my belief from the beginning the biggest reason that B-fans have been so unbearable since Coda is because they were wrong, and now they’ve got egg on their face. For months, they loudly and proudly argued that B would live and the B-ship would come to pass. Now that she’s dead, they just can’t live it down. And it’s not enough to blame and name-call Scott Gimple and the rest of the writers and the network (though they certainly do) because the events of fictional story do not warrant the tantrums they are throwing, and even they know it. So they have to act like it’s about something more important. I know…misogyny! 

But the B-fans’ attitudes toward Carol (most notably) and other female characters on the show prove that they are only using “TWD is misogynist!” as a convenient excuse to relentlessly whine about B being killed off. 

Carol (at a glance) is a wonderfully written character. She has grown from a scared, abused woman who was largely a burden to the rest of the group to one of the strongest, badass, unique members they have. She is complex and multi-dimensional and interesting to watch. Her actions make you think. She sparks intelligent discussion. On top of all this, the fans actually love her! (This is a HUGE accomplishment on the part of the writers and MMB because honestly, audiences as a whole WANTING to see real, layered female characters is just as important as (if not more than) having writers who are wiling to create them.) Like, before Slabtown aired, they let footage leak (yes, they LET IT LEAK) of Carol being in the episode to garner more interest. They producers/network used CAROL to get people interested in a bottle episode about an unpopular character. They see the reaction to Carol is so strong and positive that they know they can use her presence to make uninteresting things more interesting, basically. Yet, at best, the B-fans are oblivious to Carol’s development…at worst, they consider her “old” and “depressed” and a cut-n-dry “killer” that they are ready to see die. 

One more beautiful and oh-so needed submission to my box from an intelligent, well-spoken and obviously like-hearted soul.

Whoever you are mysterious friend I couldn’t agree or appreciate this and you more!

I hope you come back soon!



themattestdog  asked:

Why do the majority of shows/movies about the supernatural (including supernatural) use queer baiting and portray women as evil tricksters or mere objects for the main characters?

Queerbaiting happens for two reasons. 1) To get more people to watch, and 2) queerphobia.

It’s a sick cycle, really. The longer the queerbaiting goes on, the more people are interested in the “will they/won’t they” question, but the crux of queerbaiting is that they never answer the question.

And I think that women are so often used as tricksters or objects because most media is written by men. Male writers develop their own fantasy world and since they’re in charge, they can make the female characters be and do whatever they want. 

When women write, their female characters actually get to be people. 

This is generalizing somewhat, but no one can deny that most media is written and produced by men and that most female characters in media are two-dimensional.