Heroic teenage girls.
Revolutionary teenage girls. Monster-fighting teenage girls. Nation-saving, friend-saving, family-saving, boyfriend-saving, girlfriend-saving, world-saving teenage girls.
Teenage girls with superpowers. Teenage girls with magic. Teenage girls with nothing but their own wits and training and the skills they’ve practiced. Amazingly well-armed teenage girls.
Teenage girl partners, working together. Whole teams of teenage girls, all with their different strengths and personalities and dreams and interests and flaws, forming unstoppable teams. Teenage girls and their sisters charging into battle together. Teenage girls whose heroism has other teenage girls falling for them.
Animation, live-action, movies, TV shows, comics, and novels where teenage girls who defeat evil are the main characters.
Teenage girls written this way by men who appreciate and respect them. Teenage girls written this way by women, who remember what it was like to be them.
Strong, powerful, occasionally-terrifying, awesome teenage girls.
…inspired by how tired I am of posts that rave about Tamika Flynn on the grounds that “in a world where teenage girls are so hated, this podcast is brave enough to let a teen girl character be a hero who leads a revolution!”
She’s a secondary character. She’s been mentioned in four of Welcome to Night Vale’s 43 episodes. The state of the popular media is not so bad that you need to settle for calling that a Groundbreaking Triumph of Social Justice. There are series, there are franchises, there are entire genres dedicated to teenage girls doing exactly this. Go consume some.
(After the jump: a list of the characters spotlighted here.)
Reblogging from my generic mainblog because (a) I’m apparently in a contrary mood tonight and (b) I really do like how this photoset came out.