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Strong Female Characters

Is Katniss Everdeen Actually A Strong Female Character?

Posted 06.12.2014 | Books

The following is an abridged excerpt from Fan Phenomena: Hunger Games [Intellect Books, $22.00] by Nicola Balkind. Follow her on Twitter here. The ...

What Being A 'Strong Female Character' Really Means

Lauren Cooke | Posted 04.25.2014 | Teen
Lauren Cooke

A real person has conflicting feelings all the time and contradicts themselves by accident (as much as we hate to admit it), and it's okay because we're all human. We don't know what we want or how we feel. Or we do. Both is fine. But characters everywhere need to do the same to come alive.

These 8 Female Characters In Literature Deserve Their Own Damn Books

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 02.20.2014 | Books

Books give readers the unparalleled opportunity to assume the perspective of someone other than themselves. But in assuming the perspective of one cha...

Joss Whedon Gives The Perfect Answer To A Very Frustrating Question

Posted 10.28.2013 | Women

"Why do you always write these strong women characters?" That's the question that reporters ask "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" creator and "The Avenger...

27 Females Kicking Ass On TV (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.18.2013 | Crime

Nancy Reagan once said a woman is like a tea bag — that you can never tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. When it comes to lad...

Kerry Washington: Olivia Pope 'Fully Owns Being A Woman'

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.02.2013 | Women

Another day, another reason to love Kerry Washington. Washington portrays high-powered political crisis manager Olivia Pope on ABC's hit show 'Sca...

LOOK: Strong Female TV Characters

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.16.2013 | Women

While career prospects for women in Hollywood are rather bleak at the moment, there are some truly awesome roles for women being created on the small ...

5 Things We're Into This Week!

Posted 11.21.2012 | Teen

Every week, HuffPost Teen editors round up 5 things they're excited about -- from new video games, to books, to viral videos, to entertainment news. C...

Fall TV's Most Badass Women

HelloGiggles | Posted 10.05.2012 | Women

The fall TV season is finally upon us and in full swing, as most returning shows premiered their new seasons last week. And boy, is it ever a good tim...

Merida From 'Brave' In Real Life? (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.12.2012 | Teen

"Aeriat," a fiery-haired 19-year-old Redditor from Atlanta, Georgia is many things: a talented seamstress, archer, student in New York City, former re...

The Ultimate Faceoff: Katniss vs. Bella!

Posted 03.29.2012 | Teen

She can wield a bow and arrow like nobody's business and is so devoted to her family that she would fight to the death to protect them. Her opponent ...

A Defense of Katniss

Jody He | Posted 05.29.2012 | Teen
Jody He

Much like Harry Potter, Katniss is modest because of her desire to keep those whom she loves safe. Her strength and her willingness to sacrifice for the people she loves are what make Katniss, well, Katniss.

Bella Swan: A Strong Female Character

Renee DuShane | Posted 05.29.2012 | Teen
Renee DuShane

If you ask me, falling in love with someone should be seen as a leap of faith rather than a sign of being dependent. Maybe she does go a little weak in the knees, but Bella Swan is far from a weak female character.

Girl on Fire

Kayla Covert | Posted 05.23.2012 | Teen
Kayla Covert

Katniss is one of the most relatable characters in literarature. Her emphasis on the importance of doing what's right and being strong is probably the greatest message to give teenagers today.

Why I Love Katniss

Teresa DiLillo | Posted 05.23.2012 | Teen
Teresa DiLillo

It's okay to be strong and you should never weaken yourself, especially not for a boy, no matter how cute he may be. Katniss shows that it's okay for the girl to be the one doing the saving sometimes.

'Strong Female Characters' To End Sexism

Comics Alliance | Posted 08.28.2011 | Comedy

Cartoonist Kate Beaton has created another characteristically hilarious webcomic lampooning the popular treatment of female characters in mainstream A...