Strong women on TV and in movies
Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Veronica Mars are two very strong, resourceful female characters that have graced our television screens in the last 15 years. There shows have both been embraced by many feminists as groundbreaking. I enjoyed Buffy the Vampire Slayer very much. I haven't seen Veronica Mars, so it is impossible to say whether I would actually enjoy that program. I probably would. I think though that when all is said and done the Feminist ideal represented by both Buffy and Veronica is impossible to live up to. They are both super heroes, who save the world, while at the same time managing to be witty and gorgeous. Women can be strong in a number of ways. They don't have to save the world and make things go boom. Female strength can be subtle, and dosen't always come with blonde hair. It's hard to find different kinds of female strength in North American popular culture. There is no acknowledgement that a midwestern housewife can be just as stong as a female police detective, or that a woman who makes dresses can be just as interesting as a spunky 20 something superspy/punk princess Are there any films that Babblers can think of.(besides Winter's Bone, and made in Dagenham) that show different kinds of women being strong in different ways?