This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco talk, once again, about gun violence and, for the first time, about the bravery of sexual assault survivors who come forward. Then, Naomi Ekperigin, Michaela Watkins, and Grace Parra join in studio to break down the difference between Hollywood’s idea of a strong female character and what it actually means to be strong. Then, as always, the hills we’ll die on.
Notes on strong women:
Fierce Femmes: The Problem with Strong Female Characters–Aug2018
“The WNBA Is Putting On Some of the Best Pro Basketball in America” (if we’re talking strength in a literal sense) –Sept 2019
The woman who walked 10,000 miles in 3 years –Sept. 2014
The Toughest Woman on Two Wheels –April 2015
“A Changed Woman: after ten years of conversion therapy, Amanda Barbour, finally gets the wedding of her dreams” –Sept 2014 https://www.dmagazine.com/publications/d-magazine/2014/september/conversion-therapy-changed-woman-amanda-barbour/?single=1