telesilla remarks that
Disliking a female character in a show does not necessarily mean you’re a misogynist or a bad feminist. Particularly if you dislike her because of what male writers did to her character...
is an unpopular opinion.
Raise your hand if you dislike only one female character in a show.
Raise your hand if you dislike a female character in only one show.
Only three shows? All except three shows?
If the women in these shows are written so badly that we can’t get a handle on them, why do we not feel that the men are written equally badly?
What I have seen is that statement above, repeated for fandom after fandom. So we dislike the women on each show, separately. Case by case. Until we realise just how many separate cases there are, and how they’ve added up to pretty much every female character…
How can we separate the issue of our own misogyny from the mostly misogynist material that forms the basis of fan fiction?0 Give Kudos?