This is something I've been thinking about.
In a lot of books and TV shows the #metoo movement has had a huge impact. The topic of sexual abuse is being discussed more than ever and it's a good thing.
On the flip side, I'm noticing a growing trend of a woman portrayed as "strong" and "confident" because she overcame sexual abuse or some type of traumatic event. This would then be used as the perfect segue to grow and develop her character.
Without even realizing it, I did the same thing with the main character of my book. I have since changed that and I think it's important for a woman to be portrayed as being confident and successful without having to go through such traumatic hardships.
So what do you think? Do you agree or disagree? What do you think about this?
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Side note: I can't finish this post without recommending the show The Boys created by Prime Video. I have been over the whole super hero genre for a long time. I stopped watching all the superhero movies and refused to hear about them. But The Boys is different and it's the first Prime show my husband and I have watched that we like (go Amazon!).
t's about "a group of vigilantes set out to take down corrupt superheroes who abuse their superpowers." It highlights gender equality and takes a different approach to superheros, one that I have unknowingly always been rooting for.
Hi there! I'm Simone:)
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