Kim Poole (Warp'd Space), Beverly Poole, Shelbi McIntyre and I talk about negative female tropes in fiction. Why? to see how to fix them, to raise awareness, to argue about what "negative" or "feminine" really mean - all of the above.
Mostly, we figure the issue is that if writers don't realize they are propagating negative stereotypes, they can't improve/change/make informed decisions.
This is a three - parter!!! Yes, we can talk a lot!
I apologize for being off mike so bad - my hubris insisted my loud loud voice would carry....
Oh, and this
is where the initial set of videos that we are using as a jumping off point for our discussion appear. direct download