The Female Perspective: My Favorites

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With some time off for good behavior (aka Christmas and New Years) I realized I was a wee bit late with this weeks blog and while I thought about writing about the fact that once again, a female character was being omitted from toys/games/etc, I decide to only quickly mention it because at this point, the story has been told to death, I myself have talked about it a few times in respect to Black Widow being ignored from the Marvel line of toys. In this case it was the character Rey in the Star Wars Monopoly game. What’s awesome is that Hasbro, after unleashing the lamest reason ever for not putting the female character in the game, to avoid spoilers even though Rey’s character is featured prominently in the trailers, has acquiesced to the internets anger and have agreed to put Rey in! So yay for internet anger accomplishing something that sort of means something but not really!

Now, if we could just get them to do this without the internet world having to get angry!

force-awakens-monopoly

Onward and upward my friends!

My Favorites From 2015

"Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens..."
“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…”

I decided that this blog post should be about some of my favorite posts from the year 2015. There are a lot of them and I love them all in my special way so it was really hard to narrow them down but I found a few that if you’re new to my blog, you can take a minute or two to read over your morning beverage of choice (coffee, OJ, vodka, whatever you like, no judgement here…) and hopefully then you’ll hop around and check out even more of the blogs here at Great Stories!

Yes, Please Agent Carter!

I am always on the search for female-driven TV and movies and I was really excited about the show Agent Carter and I was even more pleased when the show was amazing. Everything I want a female-driven show to be, she is strong, smart and vulnerable in a realistic way. She isn’t stupid or fluffy-headed like so many female characters tend to be (Supergirl, how you disappoint me as the season has gone on) so I am very excited about her return for a 2nd season this month!

Feminism and Dinosaurs, Can The Two Exist?

Yes, the answer is yes. I hate to be a spoiler but after much thought, I’ve decided that the main female character in Jurassic World can wear her heals and run and still be a feminist and everyone needs to hush up and enjoy the movie about dinosaurs. Besides that, Chris Pratt is always fun to watch.

Banning Books and Why It’s Dumb

As a writer, author and blogger, this one is near and dear to my heart. I think this is one of my personal faves that I’ve written and I want YOU all to remember that not everyone enjoys the same freedoms in terms of what they are “allowed” read and enjoy. Keep that in mind the next time you pick up your Bible (yep, it’s been banned many times) or read Dr. Seuss to your kids (also a banned author).  Reading is a joy and a privilege not allowed to many.

Confusing Feminism With Anger

A huge pet peeve of mine and something I’ve encountered time and time again. To be a feminist is not to hate men. To be a feminist is not to be angry. Being a feminist means you are searching for equality between the sexes. You want women to be treated the same as men. It’s really not all that hard.

My Favorite Book Is…

No spoilers here but rest assured, it’s a good one!

There You Have It …

So there you have it fine readers. Some of my favorite blog posts over the last year, I can’t wait to share more of my perspective with you all in 2016!

Did you have a fave blog here I didn’t talk about? Share it in the comments and thanks for reading!

Thanks for reading!
Thanks for reading!
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