Thanks to the rise of feminism, representations of women in fiction have never been as varied and empowering as they are today. Gone are the days of two-dimensional, doll-like heroines, whose only purpose was to be coveted, fought over, or rescued by the male characters – today’s heroines are complex, nuanced and have agency. However, there’s a term that’s commonly bandied about in regards to some of our modern-day heroines that I feel is often misused or misinterpreted, and that’s the idea of the ‘strong female character’. For one thing, it… Read more »
I'm Laura, a 23-year old bookworm, book blogger, and aspiring writer from the North West UK. Welcome to my blog Boats Against The Current where you'll find all my musings on books, literature, writing, and pretty much anything else that pops into my head!