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It's Time to End The Cliché of the 'Strong Female Character,' and Just Write Women

Bustle | Posted 10.13.2014 | Women
Bustle

What does the "strong female character" imply? It gives a special category to women who are nuanced, who are capable of embodying contradictions. But that is the human condition, and to imply that such a woman is not the norm strips all females of their essential humanity

Claire Fallon

21 Crushworthy Female Book Characters

HuffingtonPost.com | Claire Fallon | Posted 04.01.2014 | Books

As we’ve already established, there are some highly desirable gentleman populating the pages of our favorite books. But women and men who love men a...

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...

What More 'She's' In Books Says About Women's Status

Posted 08.13.2012 | Women

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 08/10/2012 02:13 PM EDT on LiveScience The prevalence of female pronouns — she, her, hers, herself — ...

HuffPost Readers Answer: Who Is Your Favorite Book Heroine?

Zoe Triska | Posted 09.26.2011 | Books

There's been a big stink about the difference between male and female writers, kicked up by VS Naipaul a couple of weeks ago when he said no woman was...