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“Strong Female Characters”

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.

Show Notes:

Notes on strong women:

Fierce Femmes: The Problem with Strong Female Characters–Aug2018
https://medium.com/@rachelwayne/fierce-femmes-the-problem-with-strong-female-characters-6c4e23847b8f

“The WNBA Is Putting On Some of the Best Pro Basketball in America” (if we’re talking strength in a literal sense) –Sept 2019
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/02/magazine/wnba-atlanta-dream.html

The woman who walked 10,000 miles in 3 years –Sept. 2014
https://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/28/magazine/the-woman-who-walked-10000-miles-no-exaggeration-in-three-years.html?ref=magazine

The Toughest Woman on Two Wheels –April 2015
https://www.outsideonline.com/1970876/toughest-woman-two-wheels

“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