As a long-time feminist I have been dismayed for years when advertising for toys such as Legos only depicts boys. Or, on the other hand, I am also outraged by ads with pink toys aimed at girls.
I strongly believe that toys, novels, movies, TV shows, etc. can dramatically shape perception of the roles for men and women.
This is one reason why I always write strong female characters in my fiction, whether books or screenplays.
Watch this video now — and then please share this post with others. Perceptions can be changed!
P.S. The military thriller LT. COMMANDER MOLLIE SANDERS that I wrote with my husband often gets dinged in reviews that LCDR Sanders is a superwoman. Trust me, nothing she does is not realistic, and if she were a male protagonist, I doubt the book would get any dings for the character being a superman.
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Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the author of fiction and nonfiction books/ebooks, including TOP TIPS FOR HOW TO PUBLISH AND MARKET YOUR BOOK IN THE AGE OF AMAZON and the romantic suspense spy thriller CIA FALL GUY.