One of the great developments of the last couple decades is that the female action hero or badass boss has gone from being just a token who pops up every now and again - per Ripley in "Alien" - to a more regular feature of our screens.
This doesn't just provide role models for girls who need to learn to stand up for themselves and never take crap from anyone, and for boys who don't need 100% of their heroes to look and sound exactly like them. It also boosts revenue and the odds that a movie will make a profit or a TV show will stay on the air (better representation reliably produces both results, likely because 50-55% of movie tickets are bought by women, who also watch the majority of primetime TV).
It helps people who might not have any female friends to relate to women as 3D humans and as bosses and leaders. Perhaps best of all, it makes entertainment more fun, by massively increasing the variety of stories told and opening up new creative possibilities, expanding our menu of tales to consume.
Which of this wonderful array of lady badasses are you most like? Let's find out!
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