Our Rating System

Actual Strong Female Character
- by the end of the work, a fully developed, complex character that actually functions like a human being
- has agency and plays an integral, active role in her own story
- displays character growth
- exists outside of a romantic relationship, even if she is in one

Strong Female CharacterTM
- ostensibly a fully developed character, but often lacks agency and complexity
- often a variation on the lower levels, but with the addition of guns or stereotypically masculine traits
- sometimes a developed character who regresses over the course of the work

Supporting Role
- has an actual function in the plot beyond a romantic relationship
- however, involvement is minimal and their story is secondary to the main plot
- may lack agency

Love Interest
- exists for Male Character to fall in love with, win or save
- often contributes to story arc by being killed, providing Man Pain
- has no real existence described outside of relationship to the Male Character

- exists solely to be eye candy

- has no influence in the story


  1. Maybe you can do a blog entry about the female characters of Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch (well, maybe you don't HAVE to...)

    1. We welcome requests, so don't feel like you're being too demanding if you let us know what you'd like to see on the site.

      We would be delighted to add Sucker Punch to the schedule. We've planned the blog content for the next few months, so it may not show up for a while, but we'll definitely get to it.

  2. I recommend you read this: http://xboxfeminist.tumblr.com/post/45552484857/eleanor-lamb-the-feminist-princess-of-rapture
    it's very empowering

  3. Could you do an entry on Trinity from Matrix? I'd love to hear your thoughts on her

  4. Hello ! I just discovered this blog and I read your entries about Avatar with great interest. Will you also do one about The Legend of Korra ?

  5. sara lance and felicity smoak from arrow, I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on them.