A list of the worst female character tropes I’ve ever had the displeasure of finding in books, movies, and TV shows, from the love interest to the “strong female character.” If you’re a writer working on their next story, I am begging you: please don’t include these horrible cliches.
What are your least favorite female character tropes?
Related videos/blog posts:
The Lone Vagina (video)
Damsels in Distress (podcast)
Worst Tropes: Romantic Subplot (video)
Worst Tropes: the Female Mentor (blog post)
How to Write Female Characters (blog post)
We Need to Destroy the "Strong Female Character" (article)
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The first Dragons, Zombies and Aliens blog was started in 2015. Somewhere between college coursework, paying rent with door-to-door sales, and keeping up with my sorority sisters, I wrote reviews, rants and commentaries on books, TV shows, and movies. Now, this blog has moved, improved, and the sky's the limit!