He’s really good about displacing gender stereotypes.
He makes it clear that Holly is pretty; he then proceeds to shape her whole character as this autonomous, clever, badass motherfucker who will throw away the rule book and do what needs to be done to get shit done, and never brings up the fact that she is a ‘she’ or a 'pretty she’ except when shit hits the fan and she’s being a bamf and then usually it’s Artemis that reminds the audience “by the way, this woman is kicking ass and she’s DOING IT REGARDLESS OF HER LOOKS”.
He also writes Holly as a character who is clearly unashamed of her femininity. She grows out bangs (a purely aesthetic thing) and she’s affectionate. She has emotions and she sits in coffee shops. I’d be willing to bet that on her off days she sometimes wears skirts and she does say that unlike the boys, she uses moisturizer to keep her ears looking good.
Colfer essentially tells his audience that you can be a girl, you can be a pretty girl, you can be a girl who likes feminine things, and you can still take care of business.
Hey Chris... Sorry I didn't turn up last night. Got called by my brother litterally 2 minutes after we stopped talking and then before I knew it, it was well over 4 hours later..... Hope you can forgive me....
I’m a nerd; Kurt’s much cooler than me. // He’s very, very different from me and I think that really disappoints a lot of people. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve met people like on the street and after like a minute of talking with them they realize he’s not real. // Honestly the biggest similarity is that we look alike. I’m not fashionable, and he stops traffic with what he wears - not in a good way.
Playing “Find Chris’s Glasses.” Not so much fun. ☆ I’m pretty sure the average person spends about half their life looking for their keys or glasses. Let me know if you find mine. ☆ In nightmares I always make sure I have my keys, cell phone, wallet, glasses, and possible luggage before running away from monsters. ☆ I’m obsessed with the Where’s Waldo? application on my iTouch. Hopefully it’ll help me find my reading glasses and keys in everyday life. ☆ Another round of “Find Chris’s Glasses!” I’m losing. I’m worse than Velma from Scooby-Doo.
I wanna ride a motorcycle so bad. Actually, every time I’m stuck in traffic I pretend I’m on one, it’s so therapeutic. I want a bright blue one with a matching helmet and jacket. No, the jacket doesn’t have to be blue, the jacket can just be a regular jacket. But I want a bright blue Ninja motorcycle. I love them. Ninja Kawasaki I think. I’ve researched it.