The Tough Girl Trope, Explained

Published on October 24, 2021

Get 20% off Brilliant: | She’s a Tough Girl. Anything a guy can do, she can do just as well, or even better. So what does the Tough Girl represent in our culture, and why is it essential to be more than just “tough”? What really makes a “Strong Female Character”? If you like this video, subscribe to our channel or support us on Patreon:

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Addition: This video was co-written by Emma Fiske-Dobell and Susannah McCullough, and edited by Jessica Babineaux.

Correction: At 0:09, the left side of the footage should have been labeled The Walking Dead (2010-, AMC/Lionsgate Films) and the right side of the footage should have been labeled Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017, Walt Disney Studios)

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