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Women in Cinema: Six Female Characters There Should Be More of in Film

christmasinconnecticutMy last Women in Cinema article ignited a firestorm of comments decrying me as a “nitpicker” who couldn’t find one nice thing to say about women in movies, even if I found a positive depiction.  One of the biggest questions asked of people who explore gender in films is: What do you want to see in a feminist-friendly movie?  Who are the female characters women should be looking up to?  With that in mind, I decided to list the feminist-friendly female characters I want to see more of in films.  As with any list, I can only speak for myself and the joy of the comments section is you can tell me which actresses, characters, and movies speak to you as “feminist friendly.”


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Written by Kristen Lopez

Is it enough to say I'm obsessed with movies? If you're reading a movie website then you should suffer from the same affliction, right? Other than that obvious statement I'm a graduate student hoping to obtain my Master's in English. Before you ask, yes I love to read or else I wouldn't be studying the subject. I'm finicky about Tudor history (Google it if you're confused), and if you say you're a bigger Michael Fassbender fan than I, I will cut you. I also love Disneyland, blog about classic film, and would love to be paid big dollars to watch and review movies.


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