I could be wrong, but it seems like women in popular entertainment are more likely to be portrayed as strong, heroic action-oriented characters if the stories are science fiction or fantasy-based.
Buffy, Xena, Wonder Woman, Emma Peal, Ellen Ripley, Sarah Connor, Lara Croft, etc.
Why? Is it safer if it’s a fantasy?
WOMAN: I’m writing science fiction, so…gosh! Maybe the hero can be a girl!
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