Link to Article: Overcoming Object Love: How to Write Female Leads Who Are People by Robbie Blair
And my favorite has to be Joss Whedon‘s response, as re-told at an Equality Now address:
Interviewer: So, why do you write these strong female characters?
Whedon: Because you’re still asking me that question.
This Article on Writing Female Leads That Are People is a great read for those trying to get away from the stereotype surrounding female characters–lead or not.
I’m not going to write a huge article about the article, just me thoughts after reading it and a personal experience regarding the topic.
In a nutshell, it’s about taking away the object from the character (male or female), and putting a real person in the writing. I think it’s a worth-while read, because it is important to get away from generalizing people based on gender, ethnic background, faith or what-not. People are people, first and foremost.