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26th May '18 2:42:24 PM Prometheus117
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* ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'' is a {{Reboot}} of the franchise, starring a GenderFlipped cast. The team consists of a group of female scientists (and an amateur historian), who wear practical uniforms and kick plenty of ass while fighting to get the respect they've earned. After the trailer received plenty of InternetBackdraft over having a female cast, reshoots were done to poke fun at misogynistic comments on the internet.

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* ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'' is a {{Reboot}} of the franchise, starring a GenderFlipped cast. The team consists of a group of female scientists (and an amateur historian), who wear practical uniforms and kick plenty of ass while fighting to get the respect they've earned. After the trailer received plenty of InternetBackdraft over having a female cast, reshoots were done to poke fun at misogynistic comments on the internet. Unfortunately for them, it did nothing to stop said comments (in fact, it only intensified them), and the movie itself [[SoOkayItsAverage ultimately turned out to be rather average]] compared to the [[OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight love of the original]].
5th May '18 7:18:40 PM Doodler
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* Literature/{{Maresi}} and its sequels, with the emphasis on the feminist over the fantasy. It centers around the Red Abbey, a haven from patriarchal oppression where women and girls go to be safe and learn, and part of the curriculum is magic both individually and as a whole. The first book details the Abbey women saving a girl from an honor killing, while the second has seven abused wives/servants of an EvilVizier working together to escape and strip him of his magical power.
21st Apr '18 11:11:02 AM DVB
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''. The entire series is based around cute, five-year-old little girls being badass and their femininity, or lack of, is not shown as a [[RealWomenNeverWearDresses bad thing]]. The series encountered controversy over an episode featuring a StrawFeminist villain, Femme Fatale. She stole only Susan B. Anthony coins, and convinced the girls that men were their enemies -- leading the girls to let her go and begin acting hostile towards men. Ms. Bellum, Mrs. Keane, and a female police officer pulled the girls aside, teaching them about equality and helping expose Femme Fatale as a hypocrite who injured female officers during her crimes and didn't know anything about Susan B. Anthony's role in history. Some felt the episode mocked Feminism, while others praised the focus on equality and learning about historical figures.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''. The entire series is based around cute, five-year-old little girls being badass and their femininity, or lack of, is not shown as a [[RealWomenNeverWearDresses bad thing]]. The series encountered controversy over an episode featuring a StrawFeminist villain, Femme Fatale. She stole only Susan B. Anthony coins, and convinced the girls that men were their enemies -- leading the girls to let her go and begin acting hostile towards men.the guys in their life. Ms. Bellum, Mrs. Keane, and a female police officer pulled the girls aside, teaching them about equality and helping expose Femme Fatale as a hypocrite who injured female officers during her crimes and didn't know anything about Susan B. Anthony's role in history. Some felt the episode mocked Feminism, while others praised the focus on equality and learning about historical figures. [[WordOfGod Lauren Faust herself mentions she feels the topic wasn't handled well in the episode.]]
21st Apr '18 9:47:24 AM DVB
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* Creator/HayaoMiyazaki identifies himself as a feminist, and the numerous films of Creator/StudioGhibli typically feature female protagonists that are brave, clever, and strong-willed. He is not fond of the cliche where the lead male and female characters must end up together and wants to show love in other forms. He is openly critical of Otaku culture and sexist portrayals of women in media such as {{Moe}} characters.

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* Creator/HayaoMiyazaki identifies himself as a feminist, and the numerous films of Creator/StudioGhibli typically feature female protagonists that are brave, clever, and strong-willed. He is not fond of the cliche where the lead male and female characters must end up together and wants to show love in other forms.forms (the only one of his films that have more or less a romantic pairing would be CastleInTheSky. He is openly critical of Otaku culture and sexist portrayals of women in media such as {{Moe}} characters.
16th Feb '18 10:42:04 AM XFllo
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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. While the lead character (Shinji Ikari) is male, his main character trait is his weakness and his tendency to be forced into situations that he's unprepared for. On the other hand, the franchise's female leads (Rei, Asuka and Misato) are stronger characters and {{deconstruction}}s of typical anime clichés. Rei was written as a brutal TakeThat towards the YamatoNadeshiko archetype; initially appearing to be submissive, shy and emotionless, she's later revealed to be [[spoiler:a pawn for main villain Gendo Ikari, a role which she starts breaking out of and ultimately usurps in the end by causing Third Impact of her own accord and under her control in order to help Shinji]]. Asuka is initially portrayed as a brutally competent EVA pilot with a very strong will and a harsh, haughty personality; [[spoiler:in the end, this turns out to be a JerkassFacade to hide her own insecurities, and she becomes weaker and weaker as she finds herself no longer able to keep up.]] [[spoiler:However, she rebounds [[TookALevelInBadass in spectacular fashion]] when her mother's soul within EVA-02 is able to reassure her.]] Finally, Misato can be seen as a feminist critique of the old "bottle fairy" archetype in anime; she's one of NERV's most competent and highest-ranking officers, but is a quirky, lovable slob at home. Due to a traumatic, complicated past, Misato keeps any relationships with men superficial and escapes from deep relationships. On top of that, [[spoiler:the Evangelions themselves typically contain the souls of their pilots' mothers, meaning that much of EVA-01's strength and importance throughout the series came from Yui Ikari and her MamaBear tendencies rather than from Shinji himself.]]

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. While the lead character (Shinji Ikari) is male, his main character trait is his weakness and his tendency to be forced into situations that he's unprepared for. On the other hand, the franchise's female leads (Rei, Asuka and Misato) are stronger characters and {{deconstruction}}s of typical anime clichés. Rei was written as a brutal TakeThat towards the YamatoNadeshiko archetype; initially appearing to be submissive, shy and emotionless, she's later revealed to be [[spoiler:a pawn for main villain Gendo Ikari, a role which she starts breaking out of and ultimately usurps in the end by causing Third Impact of her own accord and under her control in order to help Shinji]]. Asuka is initially portrayed as a brutally competent EVA pilot with a very strong will and a harsh, haughty personality; [[spoiler:in the end, this she turns out to be have a JerkassFacade HiddenHeartOfGold and she acts like a jerkass to hide her own insecurities, and she becomes weaker and weaker as she finds herself no longer able to keep up.]] [[spoiler:However, she rebounds [[TookALevelInBadass in spectacular fashion]] when her mother's soul within EVA-02 is able to reassure her.]] Finally, Misato can be seen as a feminist critique of the old "bottle fairy" archetype in anime; she's one of NERV's most competent and highest-ranking officers, but is a quirky, lovable slob at home. Due to a traumatic, complicated past, Misato keeps any relationships with men superficial and escapes from deep relationships. On top of that, [[spoiler:the Evangelions themselves typically contain the souls of their pilots' mothers, meaning that much of EVA-01's strength and importance throughout the series came from Yui Ikari and her MamaBear tendencies rather than from Shinji himself.]]
7th Feb '18 4:27:44 AM jormis29
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* The novels and stories of Nalo Hopkinson. In ''Midnight Robber'', a girl grows up on a distant planet and, among other adventures, becomes a "Robber Queen" righting wrongs; in ''BrownGirlInTheRing'', the main character Ti-Jeanne fights against gangsters and crooked politicians in a future Toronto.

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* The novels and stories of Nalo Hopkinson. In ''Midnight Robber'', ''Literature/MidnightRobber'', a girl grows up on a distant planet and, among other adventures, becomes a "Robber Queen" righting wrongs; in ''BrownGirlInTheRing'', ''Literature/BrownGirlInTheRing'', the main character Ti-Jeanne fights against gangsters and crooked politicians in a future Toronto.
26th Jan '18 9:47:45 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* ''Manga/{{Gokusen}}'' Is about a female Yakuza heiress who teaches in an all-boy's school for delinquents, trying to balance keeping her students in check like a drill Sargent, kicking all kinds of ass, saving the handsome ''DudeInDistress'' Shin, & yakuza politics. The live action series… not so much.

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* ''Manga/{{Gokusen}}'' Is about a female Yakuza heiress who teaches in an all-boy's school for delinquents, trying to balance keeping her students in check like a drill Sargent, kicking all kinds of ass, saving the handsome ''DudeInDistress'' Shin, & and yakuza politics. The live action series… not so much.
13th Jan '18 1:47:37 PM Laevatein
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* Wildly subverted by military sci-fi thriller ''Literature/{{Victoria}}''. How about a lesbian LadyLand utopia with the most advanced technology in the setting and an AmazonBrigade that is feared by all, at war with a faction of stereotypical Christian fundamentalists? Well, it's actually the ''latter'' who are the good guys, and they end up destroying the Amazons and their unique society in spite of their tech advantage.
13th Jan '18 3:58:46 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* Wildly subverted by military sci-fi thriller ''Literature/{{Victoria}}''. How about a lesbian LadyLand utopia with the most advanced technology in the setting and an AmazonBrigade that is feared by all, at war with a faction of stereotypical Christian fundamentalists? Well, it's actually the ''latter'' who are the good guys, and they end up destroying the Amazons and their unique society in spite of their tech advantage.
12th Jan '18 5:39:09 PM nombretomado
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* ''Manga/KamikazeKaitouJeanne'', which builds upon the story of JoanOfArc as its core. Maron is the reincarnation of Joan [[spoiler: and [[Literature/TheBible Eve]]]], and on a MissionFromGod to use her holy powers to track down and seal various demons. Because the items these demons hide in vanish after being sealed, she's mistaken as a PhantomThief and constantly on the run from the police. A skilled gymnast and acrobat, the majority of her attacks use feminine tools such as ribbons and flowers to fight the demons.

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* ''Manga/KamikazeKaitouJeanne'', which builds upon the story of JoanOfArc UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc as its core. Maron is the reincarnation of Joan [[spoiler: and [[Literature/TheBible Eve]]]], and on a MissionFromGod to use her holy powers to track down and seal various demons. Because the items these demons hide in vanish after being sealed, she's mistaken as a PhantomThief and constantly on the run from the police. A skilled gymnast and acrobat, the majority of her attacks use feminine tools such as ribbons and flowers to fight the demons.
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