FFR 86: The Strong Female Character

Your battle-hardened hosts gather in the Thunderdome to discuss Strong Female Characters in our media. What kinds of aesthetic and narrative features tend to mark someone as a “strong female character”? Which genres seem most invested in the presentation of a specific kind of sexualized female badass? How do we celebrate the presence of authentic strong female characters while keeping our critical goggles attuned to their more problematic incarnations?

Time Stamps:
1:39 – Your favorite pop culture dissidents engage in a little thoughtcrime and talk about Independence Day demonstrations of American military might (we recorded this episode on July 4th)

6:10 – Strong Female Characters

38:15 – What’s Your FREQ Outs: Super Mario Maker 2; Courtney Milan’s entire oeuvre; Gato Roboto

Links Mentioned:
https://supermariomaker.nintendo.com/

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https://gatoroboto.com/
What to the Slave is the 4th of July: https://www.thenation.com/article/what-slave-fourth-july-frederick-douglass/

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