Women are the humanity we all find sexy. Male and female associate the feminine with sensuality. Feminism itself is an obsession with the sexual dynamic.
Female warriors are an uncommon reality that has become a common fantasy. Their appeal is sexual first and foremost. Male combatants are preferable otherwise, even as art and fiction.
Reality is unfair. There is no “equality” in nature. Stronger, smarter, faster or tougher dominate, period. Women are typically weaker and slower than men. They are not smarter or tougher, no matter the “politically correct” platitudes.
I appreciate the heroines of reality and enjoy those of art and fiction. I admire real courage and prowess and relish visual and dramatic allure.
Reality is insensitive. The truth respects no one’s person. Passionate sanctimony may find a voice in law or culture but it really is hot air.
Figments of imagination may look, sound and act like real people… but they are not real people, even if played by actors. No one is “empowered” by silliness in movies.
The damsel in distress holds her own, despite the disapproval of ninnies. Still, I would like to see more heroines and female villains.
I am a writer, artist, game designer and music maker. The sexiness of women inspired me from the very beginning. The adventure genre is my favorite. No one archetype of female character, damsel in distress or heroine, should be the only one acceptable. The very comeliness of such a character should never be a problem.