With films and TV shows full of seemingly “kick ass” strong female characters, are they really a sign of change?
Shuri. Furiosa. Sarah Connor. Hermione Grainger. Captain Marvel. The last few decades have given us so many female heroes you’d think feminism had won and Hollywood had settled the culture wars. But have things really changed?
The way we see females on screen was first affected by a change in the demographics Hollywood began chasing. Films used to be made for adults, but as economies changed it became all about four quadrant animated family fare and CGI smash-‘em-ups targeting teenagers.
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