Korra Kicks Animated Butt

Following yesterday’s post about the new animated series with a strong female heroine, Nickelodeon’s press release (spotted on FutonCritic.com) highlights some of the key reasons this series found success straight out of the gate.

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How Raising the Bar for Women in Storytelling is Good for Everyone

How does this relate to the message of my blog? Sometimes people hear the message “we need more and better portrayals of female characters” and misunderstand it to mean that the women expressing it want the portrayals of male characters to be brought down a notch. This is an unfounded fear, though. Just like I’ve seen in my cross-training as an artist and an engineer, better portrayals of female characters will only make their male counterparts, and the stories they are in, that much better. Here are a couple of examples I noticed this week in the television industry.

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