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It's funny, i have never noticed an mysoginistic viewers here(i assume "here" is the forum). . .
It is unfortunate that most romance writers are not "allowed" to create a fuller spectrum of female characters. As I look back over the heroines I have created over the years, I can see that the sweeter, younger, loopier, more likeable female protagonists usually sell better.And that can be most likely attributed to the slut-shaming urges current generation has.
Now I hate Elena with all my will, but I still cringe at how viewers reacted to her actually being interested sexually in more than one person this season, instantly labeling her a slut for that. Now, when someone like ME has to defend that character, be very afraid...
Julie Plec's stance on "making Elena more "humble" than her book version" for the show makes horrifying amounts of sense, because if we had book-Elena, the viewership would label her a "slut" since the episode one.
This revelation came to me somewhere midway through 2012... when I have seen some people's reactions to BTVS, when compared to whent he show aired:"omg why does she show so much skin, what a slutty outfit how would any school allow it, burn it with fire" "omg she showed interest in someone"
And that expands to a LOT of shows overall and how viewers react to them:
Through last year I have seen female characters being called "sluts":for "not dressing modestly", for showing an attraction to another male or female character and actually admitting it instead of going behind the corner and blushing. for breaking up and changing partners. for SHARING A SCENE WITH MALE CHARACTER. for almost getting raped by another male character. for "betraying" the supposedly "epic and canon romance"....before that ship even started or the supposed "epic and canon romance" pairing even met...
Hell, in one of shows that I follow, one female character went on a vendetta against someone and was instantly hated by entire fanbase, while, just a season earlier, when a male character did exact same thing, he instantly became the fan-favorite.
But you see, most of the cases you listed, minus the very first which I loved, is that it still has the same roles.
wait, so you read the arcadia trilogy? kai meyer was in my school and mentioned all the sexist bullshit teenagers read today and he said if one of his book ever get made into a movie, he'll drink himself to death, ajsdkasd<3
if you have read it, do you know there are some people who ship rosa with her rapist? i'm not kidding, i have those assholes in my class.
MI still has the men characters completely overshadow the moral compass and blah blah blah of supposed main character and let's not even get started on hunger games and the problems I have with those books.
tbqh, i was reading tmi: city of bones for the supposed big moment when clary realizes who her father is. but they only shared one fucking scene and it was all about jace. and the next book will be about clary's brother and it'll be about jace, again. smh
imo, the hunger games > catching fire > mockingjay
@KatherinePierce...(woah, your name's quite long) i read the host a few months ago, just out of curiosity, and man... that is just ... wow. i haven't read everything, but the parts i read were: 1. heroine cries. 2. love interest hits her and tries to kill her. 3. other love interest literally slams her onto the bed and is all "but wat bout mehh?" (idek what the fuck they were talking about, but the chick was crying again, man)
nope, nope, noooope.
i've actually gotten a worse mark on a story in english because of stuff like that.
tbqh, i was reading tmi: city of bones for the supposed big moment when clary realizes who her father is. but they only shared one fucking scene and it was all about jace. and the next book will be about clary's brother and it'll be about jace, again. smhHello and Welcome to the main fucking reason I hate TMI and its hidden sexism