Why I don’t like kick-ass heroines

Here’s another thought-provoking article on heroines in literature, particularly fantasy and paranormal lead characters. A couple of days ago, I reblogged a post from Maegan Provan regarding the flood of weepy, clingy young heroines who are dependent upon the male lead character for their self-esteem. Today’s reblog explores the flip side of this – the kick-ass heroines. Have we gone too far in our quest to present strong female characters? When is violence in literature justified? What is strong character? And why do we call female characters kick-ass and feisty when we would never use those terms to describe a male character? Food for thought. Please hop over to Jane’s blog to join the conversation.

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