Was doing some research on peoples experiences with the death of other people a while back, and I found it quite telling that almost every article on the first two pages was written by a western person. Not sure if that’s because google adepts its search results to what you’ve read/ watched/ written in the past or because non-westerners have a lot less access to the internet or because non-westerners use different websites that google doesn’t often index.

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  1. One of the responses to a question I asked a while back on reddit was:

    Top of my list by far are Chimamanda Adichie’s Kambili, who I grew up with, and Kainene, who I want to be. But that’s a rather obscure reference on a Western website, so…
    Esme Weatherwax, Tiffany Aching and Agnes Nitt come to mind, from the Discworld.
    Strangely, most of the female characters in the Warrior Cats series. Being a different species helps, I guess?
    Everything about Tolkien’s Luthien is just amazing I am a complete fangirl
    Also I’m not sure why but I really liked Clare in The Time Traveler’s Wife.
    Apart from books…okay I talk about this show all the time already but I think it’s amazing that Puella Magi Madoka Magica almost fails the reverse Bechdel test.
    Edit: Also Ellie the mammoth from the Ice Age animated saga is really good. I loved pregnant Ellie.” https://www.reddit.com/r/writing/comments/433dyq/what_female_characters_in_fiction_have_helped/czfjx50

    Kind of explains a lot to me about this too. But not sure how much I can accurately universalise that feeling (of not wanting to reference African culture because the person thinks it’s too obscure) to something wider than this individual.


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