Dissecting Dragons: Episode 10: Fight like a Girl - ‘Strong’ Female Characters in Speculative Fiction

April 14, 2016

Episode 10: Fight like a Girl - 'Strong' Female Characters in Speculative Fiction

This week's episode focuses on the phenomena of the 'strong female character'. Just what does that mean? And what exactly is a 'Mary Sue'? SFF authors M.E.Vaughan and J.A.Ironside unpack what this concept really means with both its positive and negative connotations. On the slab for examination are Stephanie Meyer's Twilight, anime series Miraculous Ladybug, The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine and the hit TV series Teen Wolf, amongst others. (Someone also seems to have dragged Fifty Shades of Grey in like a cat with a dead bird so the Dragons might prod at that corpse a bit too...) Join for a long look at 'strong' female characters, Mary Sues, Sexy Lamps and Girls in Refrigerators. 

Title music: 'Ecstasy' by Smiling Cynic
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