Fran

My family and I were watching a film today (I won’t name it or the characters because spoilers), and there’s a badass female character in it. Now the actor playing this character happes to be very slim and tall, and she can fight very well and does so on many occasions in the film. She demonstrates intelligence, bravery and skill equal to the male characters and plays an essential role in the success of the team. So naturally, I’m enjoying the film (it’s a good film anyway). At one point, she’s fighting an armoured warrior, and she punches them several times and incapacitates them. The reaction of my family is immediately “no, she’s not strong enough to do that”. So we can have strong, capable female characters but they can’t be TOO capable, otherwise that would be ridiculous, right? It’s damn unbelievable. D:<