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screw you, Stan Lee

Saw Iron Man tonight. I really liked it as a movie, seriously. Except for the same reason I hate most movies.

Where is a female role I can sink my teeth into? Ok, so I get that Stan Lee likes redheads. But why do his women stand around, long-suffering, and wring their hands, helpless? I could scream. The last woman I liked was Julie Newmar's Catwoman -- and even then, she pissed me off.

Why is it that strong women throughout history either are considered ball-busting bitches, or end up somehow horribly humiliated, or have to stay virgins all their lives, or are treated like they're stupid or crazy or ineffective? Oh fuck that. Where are my role models? Where are my conquerors? Do I have to be the first? Goddammit.

The only character I actually identified with was the government agent. Now there's a dude I liked. Yeah, just like me -- everybody underestimates us until you need us to save your fucking ass at the last minute, calmly and without the fucking drama, and please notice we blew just as much shit to hell with what we had in our pocketsess, yes....

Please feel free to list decent female characters throughout history who get ranked up there with the men. Oh, do I hear crickets? Seriously, I'll take fictional, too. Still crickets? Yeah, I thought so.

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(Anonymous)
May. 25th, 2008 10:20 am (UTC)
Kick-ass Women
Hermione Granger and Ginny Weasley. Elizabeth Swann. Electra. Macha. Bridget. The Morrigan. Meadhbh. Boudicca. And...Xena the freakin' Warrior Princess. Need more?

-KHurley
ladycaviar
May. 27th, 2008 10:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Kick-ass Women
Thanks, I feel better. Strangely, Hermione was the one that did it...