I hate Strong Female Characters.So, the creative world has given women the fantasy they demanded and now it turns out that women are unhappy with that. Proving, once more, that if you want to know what a woman wants, the very last thing you should do is ask her.
As someone spends a fair amount of time complaining on the internet that there aren’t enough female heroes out there, this may seem a strange and out of character thing to say....
I remember watching Shrek with my mother.
“The Princess knew kung-fu! That was nice,” I said. And yet I had a vague sense of unease, a sense that I was saying it because it was what I was supposed to say.
She rolled her eyes. “All the princesses know kung-fu now.”
No one ever asks if a male character is “strong”. Nor if he’s “feisty,” or “kick-ass” come to that....
When women demanded Strong Female Characters, they were, in essence, demanding "flat, two-dimensional characters who are chiefly significant for their complete lack of both individuality, credibility, and unpredictability". It should therefore come as no surprise that, having been given what they demanded, they are unhappy with the results.
Think about it. How many women do you know have ever beaten up a man? How many do you know who genuinely don't take shit from anyone? Wish fulfillment is one thing, but no amount of wishing that a flamingo was a lion is going to make a flamingo with a mane and a taste for zebra convincing.
The problem with the Strong Female Character is that they aren't even recognizably female. Women are fearful, passive-aggressive, physically weak, and conflict-avoidant. This does not mean that they necessarily lack courage or character, only that their courage and character tend to take very different forms than they do with men.
Every woman who has ever born a child is more courageous than the average man who has never knowingly risked his life. Every woman who goes to her marriage a virgin has greater character than the average man. But because feminists are actively opposed to genuine female character and courage, they have attempted to make virtues of ersatz and imitative male characteristics that not only render the subsequent female characters incredible, but boring.
The problem is that we always know what the Strong Female Character will do and say in every situation, because at no point can weakness be shown for fear it will expose the entire fraud. And characters who lack weakness, who lack doubt, who lack even the basic trappings of genuine humanity, are little more than tedious cardboard.