STRONG [FEMALE] CHARACTERS

justplainsomething:

deadcatwithaflamethrower:

P!nk talking about Stupid Girls [2/2]

Don’t play dumb, even if they want you to.

Props to her for pointing out problematic behavior without putting down the women in general.

That last comment tho.
(sorry for use of “dumb” & “stupid” throughout)

gabsygabs:

"In a lot of ways Piper was my Trojan Horse. You’re not going to go into a network and sell a show on really fascinating tales of black women, and Latina women, and old women and criminals. But if you take this white girl, this sort of fish out of water, and you follow her in, you can then expand your world and tell all of those other stories. But it’s a hard sell to just go in and try to sell those stories initially. The girl next door, the cool blonde, is a very easy access point, and it’s relatable for a lot of audiences and a lot of networks looking for a certain demographic. It’s useful."

Jenji Kohan, Orange is the New Black show creator

even the show writers know that piper isnt as interesting

Jenji Kohan plays the game well. 

I forgot to post this before, but this is so on the money.

[x] Gates McFadden on the role of women in Star Trek (1993)

Presence of women everywhere is incredibly important and therefore so too are diverse media representations of women!

Presence of women everywhere is incredibly important and therefore so too are diverse media representations of women!

omgcannibalbyday:

strong-female-characters:

BARF. 

Don’t describe WOC as “ethnic”. Don’t say there’s “plenty” of princesses of colour and then proceed to list FOUR (oops, you forgot Mulan). And DON’T pretend that by choosing to make films based almost exclusively off of European fairy tales Disney is somehow neutral in racial representation, 

Do people honestly think that an occasional not white princess is good enough? Do they not understand that race isn’t just white/not, but in fact there are innumerable different races and racial combinations? Or maybe they just don’t realize that ALL cultures have fairy tales/histories which are just as rich and interesting as white cultures’? How is this even still being argued? I mean god damn. 

Like ok, even if they didn’t whitewash those 4 princesses that you named, they whitewashed the entirety of human folklore, so let’s stop pretending that people wanting better representation from Disney is an unreasonable request.

And for real? You’re going to argue realism? Belle’s love interest was under a magic curse which rendered him a monster for the majority of the movie, but for her to be a WOC would have been somehow unbelievable? Shut your racist mouth. 

And just to dispute literally all of your points, here’s some fun history for you: Cinderella was based on a Chinese tale. Rapunzel is based on a Persian story. Variations of Beauty and the Beast can be traced to Japan, Turkey, and China. But “Disney does not whitewash”. Totally. 

UGGGH. 

(Ps. Sorry this is a screencap. I found this outside tumblr and have no idea what the source is.)

I just have to say that I agree with the person you capped though you don’t seem too. Mulan, also,  isn’t a fairy story, it’s a legend and all legends are based on some truth. 

Also, Racism is a communist/marxist ideal and should not be paid any attention too since we are all human. 

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What’s it like to work alongside so many other women of color?

PSA: There is no such thing as “overthinking” or “over-analyzing” arts, media, and entertainment. If you don’t want to talk about things like race, gender, sexuality, class, and disability in arts and entertainment, you are free to exercise your right to stay the fuck out of the discussion.

eshusplayground:

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for real tho. 

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This baby girl just killing it, entirely unperturbed. But uh, probably just another fake fangirl, right??

hypable:

Guardians of the Galaxy is breaking box office records this weekend, but more importantly it’s breaking barriers in Hollywood by being the first Marvel script credited to a woman.
Guardians of the Galaxy is receiving remarkable reviews by critics and fans alike and is expected to take in over $90 million during its explosive opening weekend.
What’s more interesting is that Guardians of the Galaxy is the first Marvel film to have been written by a woman that’s actually received credit for their work.
Screenwriter Nicole Perlman has been on the rise for quite some time. She’s been included in up and coming screenwriter lists for years now and even did some work on Thor’s script, but she’s finally been given credit for being the screenwriter of Marvel’s latest film, which is being touted for its unique storyline.
In a recent interview with TIME magazine, Perlman explained her attempts to persuade studios to put their trust in a woman’s hands to write sci-fi, saying, “I was noticing that I was having trouble convincing people, when I was pitching on projects, that I would be capable of doing this. There was a little bit of an attitude of, ‘Well, you’re a woman, you’re not writing romantic comedies, we’ll give you the Marie Curie biopic.’”
Read more at Hypable.com

hypable:

Guardians of the Galaxy is breaking box office records this weekend, but more importantly it’s breaking barriers in Hollywood by being the first Marvel script credited to a woman.

Guardians of the Galaxy is receiving remarkable reviews by critics and fans alike and is expected to take in over $90 million during its explosive opening weekend.

What’s more interesting is that Guardians of the Galaxy is the first Marvel film to have been written by a woman that’s actually received credit for their work.

Screenwriter Nicole Perlman has been on the rise for quite some time. She’s been included in up and coming screenwriter lists for years now and even did some work on Thor’s script, but she’s finally been given credit for being the screenwriter of Marvel’s latest film, which is being touted for its unique storyline.

In a recent interview with TIME magazine, Perlman explained her attempts to persuade studios to put their trust in a woman’s hands to write sci-fi, saying, “I was noticing that I was having trouble convincing people, when I was pitching on projects, that I would be capable of doing this. There was a little bit of an attitude of, ‘Well, you’re a woman, you’re not writing romantic comedies, we’ll give you the Marie Curie biopic.’”

Read more at Hypable.com