"This war is everything or nothing. If I could round up each woman in the Borderlands and put a sword in her hands, I would. For now, I'll settle for not doing something stupid - like forbidding trained and passionate soldiers from fighting. If you, however, decide not to exercise that prudence, you are free to tell them what you think. I promise I will give you a good burial once they let me take your head down off the pole." "When men were men, and women killed them." "I will jump in and take out Loki and his subordinates. Then, I will go home and prepare dinner." "Yo, Star-shorts! I figured you'd be getting lonely so I thought I'd hang with you. We can talk girl-talk. Y'know, butt-kicking, name-taking, like that." "I'm at the top of my game! I'm runnin' out there with the big dogs! Girls, come on! Leave saving the world to the men? I don't think so!
[sigh] I don't think so."
Who proved wrong all who scoffed at the idea that a young maiden could be one of the fiercest warriors this realm has ever known? Lady Sif: I
did! Thor Odinson: [embarrassed]
...true, but I supported you.
I it for this the Spanish maid, aroused,
Hangs on the willow her unstrung guitar,
And, all unsexed, the anlace hath espoused,
Sung the loud song, and dared the deed of war?
And she, whom once the semblance of a scar
Appalled, an owlets larum chilled with dread,
Now views the column-scattering bayonet jar,
The falchion flash, and o'er the yet warm dead
Stalks with Minervas step where Mars might quake to tread.
— Lord Byron describing the "Maid of Sarragossa"
"It was a performance. It was like the culmination of a lifetime's observation of martial arts tapes, cheap ones, the kind Case had grown up on. For a few seconds, he knew, she was every bad-ass hero, Sony Mao in the old Shaw videos, Mickey Chiba, the whole lineage back to Lee and Eastwood. She was walking the way she talked it." Aragorn:
You have some skill with a blade. Eowyn:
The women of this country learned long ago, those without swords can still die upon them. I fear neither death nor pain. Aragorn:
What do you fear, my lady? Eowyn:
A cage. To stay behind bars until use and old age accept them and all chance of valor has gone beyond recall or desire. Aragorn:
You are a daughter of kings, a shield maiden of Rohan. I do not think that will be your fate.
She was the kind of woman that men would die for. Starting now.
— Soldiers of Barrabas
: Kyle, the women in your time, what are they like? Kyle Reese
: Good fighters.
Remind me again, why are the boys out here and the girls in there? John Connor:
Because, one of the girls is harder than nuclear nails. Derek Reese:
And the other one's a cyborg.
"I'm not weak, I'm not barren, and I'm not a whore!"
— Lt. Colonel Sarah MacKenzie
(while kicking Arab terrorist Sadik Fahd), JAG
, "Persian Gulf"
Oh, this has nothing to do with you being a woman. I like women. I just got a little problem with scientists. Carter:
Colonel, I logged over a hundred hours in enemy airspace during the Gulf War. Is that tough enough for you? Or we're gonna have to arm-wrestle?
See, this is your problem. Some men like women who are feminine! Agent 99:
) I'm not feminine? The Mole:
No. Agent 99: I'm not feminine
?! (Kicks him in the face
I'm a warrior woman, forget the prophecies
As a warrior woman, I'll do exactly as I please
— Jex Thoth, "Warrior Woman"
You know I'm a super girl
Yes, I'm a spunky gal
I never say die
No one can stop me
Like to FIGHT! (Fight!)
"I don't like your attitude, mister! I can be every bit as heroic as some guy!" "Take my advice, Rookie. If you ever fall for a woman... make sure she's got balls." "Who says girls can't shoot? Oh yeah, that guy." Clobberella beats you up!
Clobberella beats you up!
Who does she beat up? You!
"I'm a warrior, but I'm a girl, too!" "Unhand that gentleman, knaves!" "Where ya gonna find another girl who can shoot the eye out of a Bug at two hundred meters?" Miss Fisher:
I gave chase and he took a shot at me, so I did the only thing I could in the circumstances. Inspector Robinson:
...You called for help? Miss Fisher:
I stabbed him in the shoulder!
The woman was still outside, armed and dangerous. And that was just her looks.
— Rolling Steel: A Pre-Apocalypse Love Story
SpongeBob: Looks like we're going to start our training now, ladies! [laughs] I call you a lady to humiliate and demean you. It's a motivational tool we coaches use.
[scene cuts to Sandy walking down the street]
Hmm... I don't know why, but I think I'll kick SpongeBob's butt tomorrow.
"Two dead in two seconds. She drew her knife and set to work like a demigod of battle, destroying everything before her. This was the girl I had lied to and flirted with? Shite."
—Edrin Walker witnessing Eva in action, The Traitor God, by Cameron Johnston
"There's no use arguing with her, the ladies are their own enforcers."
on the Old Town Girls
, Sin City