Shonda Rhimes: Stop Asking Me About My “Strong Female Characters”

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Shonda Rhimes is so over you asking about her “strong female characters,” and for good reason too!

The TV maven recently spoke with New York Magazine to explain,

“I get asked this question so much, and it’s like, “How do you create such smart, strong women?” I’m like, “Is the alternative weak, stupid women?” It’s not a goal [to create them]. They’re just people. Women are strong. I literally don’t understand the question when I’m asked. I don’t know how to write people other than being the people that they are, like the women that I know. So, it’s not a goal. It’s just reality.”


We’re with you, Shonda — female characters are automatically strong and all of your shows have more than proved that.


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