Tag Archives: female characters

Motherhood in the Mangoverse

“I want to see mothers that are more than just plot devices, who existed and had lives before and after they had kids. I want adventuring mothers, magic-wielding and sword-swinging and dragon-slaying mothers. Mothers who have done more than just … Continue reading

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Femslash and platonic female friendship can coexist in the same story

“But why can’t anyone just be friends anymore?” “Why can’t we have a story about women that isn’t a romance?” Variations of things said to femslash fans and to queer women who are looking for representation in the media. They … Continue reading

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Show and tell

Rivka showing Queen Shulamit the inscription on her sword, which used to be Isaac’s spare. Shulamit, ever the intellectual, carefully studies the foreign text trying to make out the words for herself. Artwork by Rebecca Schauer. Keep it for now. … Continue reading

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Roundtable discussion: Interactions between female characters in fiction and their effect on real-life relationships between women

The Bechdel test is a simple test that determines whether or not a movie is giving equal time to women’s interactions with other women. Is there more than one woman in the movie? Do they talk to each other? About something … Continue reading

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