I find that I am particularly passionate about female leads in video games as the discussion reignited after Nintendo’s announcement of Linkle as a playable character in Hyrule Warriors (Legends). This is because The Legend of Zelda is the franchise that made me fall in love with gaming. I have played it for more than…

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Weeks ago while browsing my Facebook news feed, and I stumbled upon an advertisement for an exclusive t-shirt with a picture of Suki captioned with her line, “I am a warrior, but I’m a girl, too.” I had forgotten about this quote, but when I read it I remember her saying it to Sokka in…

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Many fictional characters have cookie-cutter personalities. They are the same across every genre of film and literature. Though male characters are just as easily stereotyped, we will focus on females in this article. Here are five female characters we see all the time: 1. Token Girl “Congratulations, you get to be The Girl of this…

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Star Trek is often recognized for its diverse, strong, and nuanced cast of female characters. Women like Nyota Uhura, Captain Janeway, and Nurse Chapel are certainly inspiring role models for both men and women. A Star Trek subject that sometimes gets less discussion is its cast of incredibly talented and dedicated non-fictional women who helped…

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