'Boys will be boys,' because our parents would rather make a nonsensical sexist statement about a gender, than teach them differently.
This is where the story needed to go. Also known as, I can't be creative and take my story in a different direction so I can subvert tropes.
All my life, I've been taught to be kind. To live and let live, to always start with 'please' and finish with 'thank you', and to never be rude or disrespectful. It's one of my main beliefs, to be irrevocably good to people. I was okay with that, for the longest time, before I realized that it didn't necessary mean that people would be good to me. I live in a country where distrust is as common as hair loss advertisements, which trust me- is a lot. I know now, not to smile openly at strangers, to walk confident and aloof down the streets amongst the catcalls, to be unafraid of saying 'No.'
random thoughts on random shows with vivid female characters Jess Day, New Girl- Part 1 of 2 The Manic Pixie Dream Girl is yet another term we’ve found to dismiss female characters. They’re no longer allowed to be bright, and light-hearted, and zany, and eclectic, and free-spirited, and unconventional, and a bit hipster, and cheerful, and feminine. Because, clearly, femininity is a bad thing. The only point of an MPDG seems to be to get the soulful young male character to brighten up! To look at the good side of the world! The silver lining of the cloud!
Rouge One could have been so much more. Yes, Jyn's a woman. And she's the protagonist. Yay! Oh, and Mon Mothma's there too! And her mother! And...we're done. Couldn't they have made more of the crew female? Would it have COMPLETELY ruined the plot to maybe have the pilot be female? or the monk? or even a droid voiced by a female?The crew of Rogue One is beautiful in terms of diversity, but that galaxy really needs to worry about their diminishing female population.
One of India's many never-should-have-been-elected politicians decided to victim shame young women, yet again. On New Year's Eve, in Bangalore, India, several women on Church Street, MG Road and Brigade Road were molested, despite the stringent security measures. And the politician decided it was because the women were wearing 'western clothes'. He believes that the young women's echoing of western culture is the only reason they were molested.