The only way to respond when someone asks you ‘why do you write strong female characters.’
I look forward to the day when us guys can stop patting ourselves on the back for this. Especially when we couch in terms of how hot we think strong women are.
Also, Mr. Hanks, there are a lot of simple and uninteresting people out there, regardless of their gender. And Mr. Whedon, you’re not fooling anybody. Quentin, Miyazaki-san, thank you for your honesty. ;D
Correction: The ‘Hanks’ quote was actually Nora Ephron, but my take on that quote still stands.
Maybe it’s just my magical wizard dick joining in what I’m typing too, but you decide if what I’m saying is good or not. If you are going down the path where you are doing a strong female character who also write to be “hot” too, there’s a tricky balance in pleasing everyone with what you got. It mostly comes down to how the characters are being written and or directed, if they are that vital to the story, and avoiding having the character become someone who speaks either “I’m like the boys except I’m hot yall” or “ack the penis is evil. Boys suck.”