As I write my GALCOM series, I look at it and go “Wow! There’s a lot of women in the story.” It just evolved that way, even though the skipper of the ship is a man. One of the two I’m working on is Most Dangerous Game with a woman character (and a man character). And I remember a male writer dissing me years ago because I was writing something like that then.
There’s power in people standing up for themselves and trying to do something, even if they don’t know what they’re doing. Way too many books have the woman as the victim, and she doesn’t do much else except whimper, “Rescue me.”
And there’s Wonder Woman. Look near the end of this featurette where the women are defending the island. Just awesome. Can’t wait to see it.
Hopefully I can get a seat the theater.