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I recently finished a 显示 called Strange Empire, and I'm not really sure how I felt about it. The following rambling trying to disguise itself as a review is my attempt at sorting out my feelings.

I was in the middle of iconning a Western-ish series and needed background noise (something to half-watch while I edited stuff). I'd already gone through all the Western 电影院 Netflix had that interested me, so I decided to start a 显示 called Strange Empire that had been on my watch-this-eventually 列表 for ages. It fit my Western requirement, looked like it was about badass women, so why not?

It's......
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 Bethany Sloane, played 由 Linda Fiorentino
Bethany Sloane, played by Linda Fiorentino
Not-Your-Average Role Model

When I think "female ass-kicker," Bethany Sloane is not the first person who comes to mind. She's not physically as strong as Buffy Summers 或者 River Tam. She's not intellectually as strong as Temperence Brennan 或者 Hermione Granger. She's just a normal, lapsed Catholic who works at an abortion clinic.

In fact, the only thing that makes Bethany Sloane even the least bit extraordinary is the fact that she is the last blood relative of 耶稣 Christ.

That, in itself, shouldn't qualify her for membership in the "strong women" club. A person's lineage and situation doesn't...
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Wasting time on an introduction when there are 10 kick-ass moms in need of appreciation? That's not a very good use of anyone's time!



#9 & #10 - Hilda & Zelda Spellman (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
Played 由 Caroline Rhea & Beth Broderick, 1996-2003
When Sabrina's witch powers began to manifest, she came to live with her aunts Hilda and Zelda. Hilda was wild, fun, and slightly insane. Zelda was smart, studious, and always knew what to do. They were the perfect balance of personalities, and they did a great job raising Sabrina together. Zelda kept Sabrina on track in school,...
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Blossom from PPG- Even though she is not a tomboy, she is still tough. And, she's pretty calm even in the face of a situation (except for the time when she worries about failing on a test.) I like her for that- being calm and not 展示 fear. Even though she is unconfident at times, she can still kick butt. But, she has some drawbacks to herself that I dislike about her- she can be a bit childish 或者 immature, and she is quick to argue with her tomboyish sister. Another drawback is, she is very bossy.
Buttercup- She is an early badass in the PPG series, but softened a bit when being accused...
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Okay, it's actually 13, but what kind of monster makes a 列表 of 13?! ;)

There are a few mild spoilers in here. If you're not caught up on a 显示 或者 haven't seen a movie yet and would like to remain in the dark, just nod, pretend 你 agree with the awesomeness of the pictured ass-kicker, and skip to the 下一个 one.



#10 - Eleanor Shellstrop [Kristen Bell; The Good Place, Season 1]
Eleanor is a bad person who died a horribly embarrassing death and ended up in The Good Place 由 mistake. Seriously, she's a bad person. Eleanor sucks. She tries to blend in at The Good Place 由 pretending to be one...
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posted by Isabellagirl033
嘿 guys!

What does the word female ass-kickers mean to you? Ass-kickers come in all shapes and sizes. There are the crazy ones like Harley Quinn 或者 the quirky ones like Nymphandora Tonks. Many of us think that female ass-kickers can only be tough fighting machines like Sarah Conner and Ellen Ripley 或者 Carol Peletier when in fact, physical strength is not the only strength. Determination is a strength and intelligence is a strength. Female ass-kickers are strong women and that counts physically as well as emotionally.

Sure enough, I've noticed that the people on this club are open-minded to...
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 Girls! Girls! Girls!
Girls! Girls! Girls!
你 know what I love? 电影院 about women who kick ass. It doesn't have to be physical. I just want to watch awesome ladies being awesome, 或者 doing awesome things. (That was my final use of the word "awesome", so stop thinking about making this into a drinking game.)

You know what I hate? Rebranding. Or, to be specific, since this rant will focus on movie posters: Posters for female-driven 电影院 that go out of their way to appeal to a male audience. (Because GOD FORBID a BOY watches a movie about GIRLS!) This poster issue is what I refer to as Bro-ifying. (Is that a word? Whatever, it is now.)...
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Please note that this is merely my perception on this. 你 can have your opinion, I'll have mine.

We all know the modern 迪士尼 stars are completely whacked and are SO not role models. But what about the old school Disney?

The Little Mermaid. Ariel clearly states that she's sixteen in the first film. The 秒 movie claims to be ten years later, the perfect age for Melody, her daughter. Is 迪士尼 promoting teenage pregnancy? Promoting underage marriage? And the supposed "love" she felt was only worship lust, hardly the basis for a healthy relationship. What message does this send to young girls,...
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posted by BeautifulMiss
 STAY AWAY!!!
STAY AWAY!!!
LOOK WHAT WE HAVE HERE!!!! Well...first of all we have a perfect remake of residen evil 2 and codeveronica! What the game features is characters like Ada Wong,Leon s kennedy,Claire Redfield,Steve Burnside,Albert wesker,Sherry birkin,Chris Redfield,And Jill Valentine!!! What a coincidence right? But what I can't figure out is who is that new mystery character in the game?
And does she have something to do with leon!
Well lets start off with Ada Wong. She is a very beautiful woman who came to find her boyfriend, but wait!? How does she come to find her boyfriend, and fall inlove with leon right...
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 The Women of Resident Evil
The Women of Resident Evil
I have realized in my life that there aren't that many hard-core female gamers out there. I wouldn't even describe myself as a hardcore gamer, although I might come close. Regardless, a feminist can't help but appreciate the steps the video game world has taken in order to elevate the status of women. And some may argue that, since the target audience of video games is men, the fact that women are portrayed with brains AND brawn in them is twice as progressive as the portrayal of tough women in 电影院 and television, whose gender audience is often 分裂, 拆分 down the middle, 或者 targeted at women....
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Shows like Buffy were pioneers of powerfull yet realistic females but since it ended we've taken a huge step back. Weak women are officially in vouge and strong women are yesterday's news.
In this 文章 I'm going to use 2 流行的 franchises as examples but the problem is widely spread, these examples are just 2 of many. The one's I'll be using are two very 流行的 franchises for young women. Harry Potter and Twilight.
1st Harry Potter. No, I don't care the main character is a boy. It's the way the women behave in the book. They burst into tears every 5 minutes. 你 could argue they were under...
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No matter how long I thought, I just couldn't think of a good way to start this, so I'll just get into it. Where are all the female werewolves? Not something I noticed until recently, but of all the commonly done monsters, that must be the one with the least females. Even in the rare cases of female 狼人 they never seem to be important characters, 或者 even characters we are supposed to like. Off the 最佳, 返回页首 of my head the only example of a female werewolf protagonist I can remember is from the Ginger snaps movies.

Is it a sexist issue? Of the 更多 established monsters in our culture, werewolves...
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Definition taken from UN document. Link is provided at the bottom for further reading.

Excerpt:

What,then, is women's empowerment? Women's empowerment has five components:

women's sense of self-worth;

their right to have and to determine choices;

their right to have access to opportunities and resources;

their right to have the power to control their own lives, both within and outside the home;

and their ability to influence the direction of social change to create a 更多 just social and economic order, nationally and internationally.

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Three issues I wish were less common with strong female characters.

1 She's a strong female star...unlike the rest of her whiny gender
I've seen a fair few strong female characters who hang mainly with boys. Not a problem, until it's revealed she so does because she doesn't have the patience for the giggling, boy obsessed simpletons that make up the rest of the female population. This is, to me, a dangerous one, because on the surface it's feminist, the tough tomboy who can cut it with the lads, but it's actually fairly sexist. It's not representing a world where women have the potential to be...
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I recently read an 文章 that 说 Joss Whedon is not a feminist writer because he often shows his female characters emotionally vulnerable (it was phrased in a 更多 patronising way, but that was the gist) and I didn't get it. For those who don't watch his shows he is known to 显示 ALL his characters at times like that, not just the women. He focuses heavily on loss, tragedy and overcoming adversity, and I just don't understand why in shows that have every character facing vulnerability, pain and weakness it's un-feminist that some of those characters are women. I actually think the person...
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posted by Bella_Swan3
I used to be a die-hard Twilight fan. (see my username. Damn I wish I'd chosen ANYTHING else sometimes.)

I still like the book in small doses now, and I even write fanfiction for it, but now I've looked critically at SMeyer's characters, and I think I realize what people are talking about when they say Bella 天鹅 is a Mary Sue.

As a person who has seen it from both sides, I'd like to say that maybe Twilight 粉丝 didn't see Bella like that to begin with because she has so many "flaws".

I'm not really a mega-supporter of Bella's neediness. And I even, admittedly, wonder why she took Edward back after New Moon. Normal people with lives and better things to do would say, "Hell no am I taking 你 back. 你 left me crying in a forest, and 你 think I'll just come running back to you? 你 wanna commit suicide, go right ahead while I get the popcorn."

I still like Twilight. But maybe Bella 天鹅 was kind of 2-Dimensional.
Since Mermaid-Tail's pick about link inspired a near-article length response from me, I decided to celebrate some of the lesser-appreciated strong women in television, 电影院 and literature.

As mentioned on the pick, I watch several crime shows, and 爱情 several of the women on these shows, partly because detectives and cops are, to this day, considered a "man's job," and it's awesome to see the 女演员 really representing how brilliant women can be in these jobs-- just as brilliant as men! This includes the 流行的 Olivia Benson of link, and even the criminalists Sara Sidle and Catherine...
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posted by buttercupthePPG
你 seen them in 电影院 right? Little girls have loved the 迪士尼 movies, and they didn't know that they are being brainwashed into "perfect little princesses." Ugh, 迪士尼 is soooo fucking stupid! Women are seen as frail, little helpless sissies while men are seen as muscly, heroic knights! I mean, I used to watch 迪士尼 once as a little girl, and it completely brainwashed me BIG TIME. At age fourteen I begun to understand those stupid, idiotic stereotypes and decided to be a tomboy and a badass instead. Anybody who believes those stereotypes are stupid, and I recommend if 你 have a child, younger sibling/cousin/niece/nephew, 你 shouldn't let them watch it! At least make your kids watch shows on nickelodeon instead.
posted by buttercupthePPG
Yeah, I played TLOZ long ago, now I hate that game because the series always make Zelda look fucking weak and make Link too strong. Why can't Zelda ever toughen up and fight back?! She is just too cowardly to fight back, and she has no courage just because she is fucking girly and has that stupid triforce of wisdom! I hate the series because it's way too male dominated! Any girl who plays the series is a lesbian! And any boy who plays the game will be way too overprotective of their female relatives, friends, 或者 even girlfriends!
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THIS IS VERY URGENT AND NOT A JOKE! ALSO DON'T GOOF OFF!!!!

I really mean it! What would 你 be able to do if SOPA/TPP censors the internet? What would 你 be able to do if 写作 fanfics and drawing fanarts become illegal? What would 你 do if it's illegal to do a cover of your 最喜爱的 song on YouTube? What would 你 do if downloading things from the internet (music, movies, TV episodes, etc) became illegal? What would 你 do if SOPA/TPP wins the war and takes away internet freedom? Net Neutrality...
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