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Today’s Strong Female is Imperator Furiosa of Mad Max:  Fury Road.

Don't let the lack of guns fool you.  If needed she could still kick your butt straight to the salt flats.

Don’t let the lack of guns fool you. If needed she could still kick your butt straight to the salt flats. However, she will show respect to those who give it.

Why is she strong?

Oh my goodness you have to ask?  She is physically quite capable of holding herself in battle, driving through sandstorms and removing any obstacles in her path.  She is able to work with other people, and navigate tricky negotiations.  While focused and determined, she is not a cold unfeeling lump of ice, as she is understandably upset when one of her major goals did not work out.  However, this instance of a goal not working out does NOT define her, as she is able to adapt and work to turn the situation around.  This is arguably the most important part of her journey, and the one of Max:  that people break, but if they work on it themselves AND accept help it gets better.

Author’s Note:  I had a really hard time narrowing down a single woman to draw from this film.  I could have gone with any of the wives, or the Vuvalini biker grandmas.  Really a lot of great instances of women helping women instead of cutting each other down.  Toxic masculinity called out for the horrible, pathetic, strange thing it is.  No rape scenes either, and no forced romance.  Go see the movie.

Keep it civil, people.

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