kiwisue (kiwisue) wrote,
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Heroines

I was trying to think of a word to describe heroines I like & I think I've found it. Robust. Not physically, necessarily, but character-wise. They take all the crap that gets dealt to them & manage themselves, and their relationships with men (or in at least one case, with women), or with life generally, without a fatal emotional disintegration. Under pressure, they make mistakes, but they bounce back. Or if they fall (as is human) they are able to pull themselves together again, stronger for the experience.

Some of my favourites:

Elizabeth Bennett
Susan Ivanova
Princess Leia
Jennifer Garner in Alias and Electra
Zoe from Firefly
Eowyn
Mavin Many-Shaped
The Bride
Barbara Gordon
Ripley
Black Canary
Saturn Girl
Wonder Woman
V.I. Warshawski
Ororo Munroe (Storm)
Willow


So who are your heroines? Do you recognise all of mine? Let me know.
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