"Women with Swords (or Blasters, or Stakes)"

by Jana Knapp

Filmed at Ignite Phoenix

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She-Ra. Leia. Colonel Dearing. Buffy. My childhood and young adulthood were shaped by strong female characters that kicked butt and took names. No matter the situation, I had a role model for success. Where did they go? Girls today don't have the same kinds of characters to look up to. Or do they? Who are the new women with swords?

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