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. [..] 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. (x)
I have tremendous respect for women and the many roles they serve that are vital to the fabric of our society and our economy. On International Women's Day, join me in honoring the critical role of women here in America & around the world.
Simply put, irony is when a person makes a remark, and those who read it know something that makes the remark have a different, and usually unpleasant, meaning. For instance, Donald Trump's tweet appears supportive of women, but given this president's history with women, from his constant insults and lewd comments to recently putting his small hands in women's issues like defunding Planned Parenthood and taking away women's bodily autonomy, we know that Donald is clearly not a champion of women's issues. Given this record of abusing, assaulting, and exploiting women, the reader knows that this situation is one of irony and that Donald Trump is a misogynist bully. One should never ignore bullies. One should stop them.
This is rather chaotic as I’ve put it together real quick and I’ve plenty favorites - I might add more as I remember or as I go through my reading (some are finished, some are on-going). For now though …